The Savvy Self-Publisher: San Francisco

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Publishing veteran Debra Englander gives an overview of the self-publishing process, followed by a conversation with self-published author Keith Devlin, literary agent Ted Weinstein, and publicist Amy Packard about the opportunities available to independent authors as well as the challenges they face.

The Savvy Self-Publisher: Portland, Oregon

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Publishing veteran Debra Englander gives an overview of the self-publishing process, followed by a conversation with self-published author William Hertling, editor Jessica Page Morel, and book publicist Jessica Glenn about the opportunities available to independent authors as well as the challenges they face.

The Savvy Self-Publisher

The first installment of The Savvy Self-Publisher appeared in the September/October 2014 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine. Since then, industry veteran Debra W. Englander, who managed a business-book program at John Wiley & Sons for nearly seventeen years and previously worked at Money Magazine and Book-of-the-Month Club, has interviewed a number of writers who have self-published their books and pursued the long and involved process of getting their work into the hands of readers.

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The Final Stage of Mike Heppner's Publishing Journey

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In the September/October 2009 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, we published the essay "Taking It to the Streets: My Year in Guerrilla Publishing" in which Mike Heppner writes about his trajectory from commercially published author to small press author to self-published, D-I-Y author. In this video, Heppner describes the final stage of his Man Talking Project: hand-delivering his manuscript to one of his readers.

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