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Self-Publishing Don'ts

I enjoy mysteries with an archaeologist or forensic anthropologist as the protagonist, so I happily delved into a book by Dana Cameron called Site Unseen, an Emma Fielding, archaeologist, mystery. This was an eBook, so maybe the print book was better done, but the eBook typography used an extra space between each paragraph. This is an annoying but common mistake I see repeatedly in self-published books. It makes me wonder if the publishers actually read books by the big name publishers. The space between paragraphs is okay for nonfiction and for the Internet. It should not include an indented first line. It’s apparently a default in Microsoft Word but can easily be changed. For fiction, whe

Making Foreign Rights Sales

Representing my small independent publishing company, Summit Crossroads Press and its fiction imprint, Amanita Books, I am a long-time member of the Independent Book Publishers Association. This association has made a tremendous contribution toward gaining acceptance, opening markets, and improving the quality of books published by self-published authors and small publishers. It has offered invaluable advice and assistance to us newbies as we learned to navigate the complex and competitive field of publishing. One important area in which IBPA helped is in its exhibit at the Frankfurt Foreign Rights Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany. When we were new in publishing, I looked into foreign rights

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