Self-published author Jennifer Ciotta, literary agent Kristin Nelson, and independent publishing entrepreneur Richard Nash discuss the creative opportunities, challenges, and rewards of self-publishing.
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Writers have been self-publishing since the beginning of written words. Celebrating those creative individuals determined to be heard, we present a timeline of notable moments in self-publishing history.
by Adrian Versteegh
<p>With an increasing number of self-publishing platforms available online, it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you. This roundup of available services will help make sense of the options.</p>
by Michael Bourne
<p>One of the keys to any successful piece of writing is finding a good editor—an imperative that extends, perhaps especially, to self-published authors.</p>
by Susan Kushner Resnick
<p>In this cautionary tale, a creative nonfiction author shares her own experiences in order to highlight the potential risks of hiring a freelance publicist.</p>
by Michelle Blankenship
<p>Freelance publicist Michelle Blankenship responds to Susan Kushner Resnick's "The Heartbreak of Publicity," pointing out the importance—and the inherent uncertainty—of publicity.</p>
by Melissa Faliveno
<p>Kirkus Indie, a relatively new branch of <em>Kirkus Reviews</em> magazine, has paved the way toward a new tradition of book reviewing, allowing self-published authors to purchase professional book reviews that may be seen by agents, editors, and potential readers.</p>