Are you a self-publisher or thinking about getting into it? If so, here are few recent trends of what others are doing.
- Self-published ebook site Smashwords expands to more libraries in deal with Overdrive, GigaOm: This currently includes about 200,000 ebooks from 88,000 Smashwords authors going to 28,000 libraries and schools worldwide.
- Hugh Howey, Author Of The “Silo Saga,” Talks About Making It Big In Self-Publishing, TechCrunch: An interview with the author about his background, what led him to self-publishing and ride he’s been once since. Hint, writing in a series format isn’t a bad way to go.
- Two mid-Michigan writers find success with self-published books, Lansing State Journal: After spending a decade getting rejected from traditional publishers, two authors used self-publishers to reach millions of readers with ebooks and other formats.
- Anne Rice on being an Author in an Internet World, Examiner: An interview that goes through a comparison of before and after the Internet for authors, how she manages her own website and social networks, and encouragement for self-publishing authors with the new tools they now have to get things going.
- Adventures in Self-Publishing: The Miraculous & Unexpected Venture of Poet Aaron Ozee, Publishers Newswire, Comments: Going through the process of self-publishing many books that don’t sell very well before getting to too 100 lists.
- Self-Published Authors Can Make It Big!, Sunday World: Some examples of how PIY (Publish it Yourself) could be the next big Irish pastime.
- I Planted My Self-Published Book on Barnes & Noble’s Shelves… And People Bought It, Huffington Post: Another innovative way to get some momentum and the ball rolling a bit.
- Los Gatos freshmen are now published authors, San Jose Mercury News: How even 15-year-olds are getting into self-publishing.
Using Odysen for Your Writing Activities
Here are a few benefits you get from doing so:
- Private Networks: Have separate networks for the different projects or groups you’re working with. Within these you can organize content with folders, share office or multimedia files, actions, notes, events, websites and more.
- Public Pages: Promote your book with public pages, either a network public page or using to manage your own website.
Learn more about using Odysen for writing, including application examples and other relevant blog articles.