I have felt the book jitters as my new book Don’t Let Writer’s Block Stop You has gone out into the world. My anxiety is under control, but it remains a low-level anxiety. Were I to give in to it, I would be succumbing to a version of the writer’s block—the one that postpones publication—and […]
Self-publish your memoir or go the commercial route? Independent publishing is growing exponentially, but is it a viable option financially to self-publish your memoir? The answer may surprise you.
“Is it possible to support myself in the creative life?” you ask.One day in 1988, I stood in front of a door, on the other side of which was a group of Foster Grandparents. I had in hand a copy of my recent collection of autobiographical short stories What Became of Them and Other Stories […]
The latest memoir from The Memoir Network, Business Boy to Business Man by Robert Verreault, was given a rousing book launchon Saturday, October 26, 2013. In anticipation of attracting an audience to the book launch, we had done a fair amount of publicity. Robert Verreault’s widow, Cécile, had called many people who she thought would […]
It’s time to self-publish with a book packager!
So you’ve decided to self-publish the book you have worked so hard to write. Congratulations!
You are joining the ranks of some of the most well-known authors, including Deepak Chopra, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein and Anais Nin. In fact, you probably have several self-published titles in your own library. What Color is Your Parachute by Richard Nelson Bolles and Irma Rombauer’s The Joy of Cooking are two examples. [Free Membership required to read more. See below. ]
What happens after a book is published? As readers of this blog know, I recently published my mother’s memoir, We Were Not Spoiled. The book had been five years in the writing and had gone in and out of my focus. When I started to interview my mother and write the text, she had been […]