Self-Publishing: A First Choice For Some Writers

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If you want to be a published writer and you don’t mind publishing yourself, these are very good times. One recent survey found that the number of self-published books in the U.S. has almost tripled in the past six years. As eBooks become easier to create and distribute, more and more services are popping up to help you do that.

We’re going to talk now with Mark Coker. He founded one of the biggest self-publishing sites, Smashwords. In the company’s first year, 2008, it put out 140 books. Last year, about 98,000. When I spoke with Coker recently, he had just written a long list of predictions about fundamental changes in publishing.

For the original posting, visit The National Public Radio


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