Ready to Tackle
For Your Book or for Your Promotion Materials?
You'll need a printer.
Here's your list of
Digital (POD) Printers
self publishing: You do everything yourself from formatting to indexing
to the writing of it. Anything you can't do yourself (maybe book
covers?) you hire out. Self publishing is not subsidy publishing or
vanity publishing or, necessarily, POD publishing.
Other Writers' Resource Pages
media release disseminators
content providers, and sites that accept book and author
information at no cost.
how-to books for writers,
reference books and books of inspiration for writers only! Any one will
make a great companion to The Frugal Book Promoter and The
Frugal Editor! It includes a list of helpful free e-books and
some CDs you can learn tons from, too!
you can count on, and articles on how to promote using contests.
For a list of book fairs, tradeshows, conferences and conventions.
Your aid to planning ahead.
a list of writers' conferences.
The Big and the Cozy.
list of book
fairs, tradeshows, conferences and conventions. Your aid to planning
For a list of digital
For a list of major review journals
some that review POD-published books--and an article with suggestions
for getting reviews.
a list of small publishers.
For a list of book publicists.
Writing Oriented Organizations,
Promotion Services, Agents, Legal Help, Illustrators, Indexers,
Writing Help, Editing, Event Planning, Author Friendly Radio, TV,
Publishers, Author-Oriented Newsletters, Author-Related Charities,
Author-Friendly Reviewers and Websites and More!
For You to Consider
These are large digital printers
(sometimes called print-on-demand). They are suggested only for
those who want to truly self-publish. If this is your first effort
at self publishing —remember self publishing is different from
subsidy-publishing; that is when you have someone else help you publish your
book under their ISBN code—For that I recommend you use a book shepherd like
Joyce Faulkner at
www.AmesOnDemand.com , no minimum quantity.
Arvato Print Us,
www.Arvato-Systems.com , no minimum quantity
Axess Printing Solution,
www.AxessPrinting.com , no minimum quantity
www.bookmasters.com, 25 copy minimum
www.BookMobile.com, 10 copy minimum
www.ColorcentricCorp.com, no minimum quantity
Commercial Communication, Inc.,
www.ComCom.com, no minimum quanity
www.CreateSpace.com (owned by Amazon), no minimum
Digital Data Group Corp.,
www.DigitalData-Corp.com, 25 copy minimum
www.EdwardsBrothers.com, no minimum quantity
IBT Global/Integrated Book Technology,
www.IntegratedBook.com, no minimum quantity
www.LightningSource.com, no minimum quantity
Keystone Digital Press,
www.KDPress.com, 100 copy minimum
King Printing, KingPrinting.com, 100 copy
www.Malloy.com, 24 copy minimum
www.MediaLith.com, 50 copy minimum
The P. A. Hutchison Co.,
www.PAHutch.com, 25 copy minimum
www.QuebecorWorldInc.com, no minimum
Total Printing Systems,
www.TPS1.com, 25 copy minimum
www.Transcontinental-Printing.com, 200 copy minimum
www.WebcomLink.com, 50 copy minimum
the title on this page. Digital printing is not just for your
books. You may want to print booklets to help with your
promoting, too. In fact, that's an ideal starter project for
learning the ropes of true do-it-yourself printing.
(Sometimes the word self publishing is used when
people mean partner- or subsidy-publishing.)
Find at least one tip on writing,
promotion or tech on every page of this Web site.
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for editors, producers, agents and
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to know more about
Carolyn's Events, Appearances and Teaching.
to know more about
all Carolyn's Published Works.
for story ideas
for the media.
for Carolyn's first
person essay, "Beating Time at Its Own Game."
Self-Published Promotional Booklets and Books
First Impression Book Proposal, was published by Amazon
until Amazon discontinues its short program. A situation
like that is a perfect time to explore the wonders of
Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips is a
self-published booklet intended as an an addendum to the
multi award-winning Frugal Editor.
Carolyn's nonfiction books are often self published. That
includes the HowToDoItFrugally
series of books for retailers.
There is long tradition of self-published poetry chapbooks
from Walden on. Carolyn's
Celebration Series of
poetry chapbooks written with Magdalena Ball were all
that are not fed die as
readily as any living organism
given no sustenance."
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know such an energetic fellow writer. You are wonderfully dedicated
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Jeff's efforts on all our behalf.
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View Press, 2007)
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Awards for Carolyn's Books, Blogs and More
The New Book Review
101 Book Blogs
You Need to Read
Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites
for Sharing with Writers blog.
Best Book Award for The Frugal Book Promoter (2004) and The Frugal Editor (2008).
Reader Views Literary Award for The Frugal Editor
New Generation Award for Marketing and Finalist for The Frugal Editor
Book Publicists of Southern California's Irwin Award
Military Writers Award of Excellence for
Tracings, A Chapbook of Poetry.
A Retailer's Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotion wins author Military
Writers Society of America's Author of the Month award for March 2010
And more than a dozen other awards for Carolyn's novel, short story collection and poetry.
See the awards page on this site.