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Date Posted: 15:37:58 01/20/11 Thu
Author: Esther
Subject: Well, I've never self-published, but the more I read about it, the more I think it's the way I'll go when I'm at that point. Inside please >>>
In reply to: LisaL 's message, "Has anyone else self-published?" on 23:15:50 01/17/11 Mon

Also, I'm not sure how creative this is, but here are my suggestions. *G*

First, a blog and interation with the masses is a must. An interesting post, everyday, will keep readers coming back. Gather a following on facebook and Twitter.

Second, I believe that ebooks are the wave of the future. Having become spoiled with my ereader, I have become addicted to simply going online and finding an ebook to interest me and having access to it immediately. And I love the whole format. To that end, I've discovered there are a few sites out there that offer the way to do this for free, with the charge coming when a book sells, eg 15% of the selling price. So what's not to love about getting royalties right away?

A couple of the sites I chanced upon are





And for Amazon


Now, keep in mind that I've never used these services myself, so can offer no feedback that way, but it is something to look into.

There's also sites for independent authors that might be benefitial. One I've found, but haven't had a change to delve too deeply into is


Other author blogs have gems of information and the information is limitless, so spend some time reading some and checking out the links.

And third, there are ebook sites that take submissions. Ellora's Cave comes to mind given the nature of your work, but again, I've never submittted so can be of no help.

The site is http://www.jasminejade.com/default.aspx if you want to check it out.

I've never looked into a physical printing aspect of self-publishing, so you're on your own there, too. But best of luck to you! This is exciting.

Just one thing... Be sure to come back and let me know where I can get my hands on it...*G*



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[> [> Re: Well, I've never self-published, but the more I read about it, the more I think it's the way I'll go when I'm at that point. Inside please >>> -- LisaL., 14:15:21 01/23/11 Sun

Its been a long time sice I tried to post anything inside here so I might flub it. My book is called Midnight Melodies : A Collection of Erotic Tales. The author name is Elizabeth LaRou and it is currently available on Amazon. I thank you so much for your help Esther!I am looking into Smashwords today and I just got my website up and running yesterday (elizabethlarou.com). I hope to start a blog soon and I am also working on a few short stories that I will submit to Amazon that I will sell for little or nothing just to get my name and work out there and circulating. Again, thanks a lot for your help and I am definitely looking forward to exploring some of your suggestions.

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[> [> [> Well...I love the cover!!! And your reviews are great and decided me that this is a book I have to have. Unfortunately, I don't own a kindle, so I'll keep my fingers crossed for another format. *G* Keep me posted, and all the best of luck to you! And I'll be back to check out your blog when I can get a few minutes to myself. ;-) -- Esther, 12:25:05 01/26/11 Wed

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[> [> [> [> I believe you can also download it to your pc, not for sure though. Also, I have the kindle app on my phone, that's how I get my kindle books. It was free and its awesome having a book with me no matter where I am! Thanks for the cover compliment, I really stressed about that! -- LisaL., 10:10:57 01/28/11 Fri

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