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  •  Have you thought about writing a book? (2+ / 0-)
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    palantir, Cassandra Waites

    I know it wouldn't be easy, but you have such a wonderful platform at Daily Kos and your other outlets that gives you a head start over most other people when it comes to getting the word out and marketing any book you write.

    Even if you don't find a publisher, there's always the Amazon Kindle store, Createspace, and other self-publishing venues to consider.

    •  I used createspace and amazon kindle.. (0+ / 0-)

      ...and I would highly recommend them!

      Their self-publishing step by step approach is very easy to navigate and quite intuitive.  They allow for republishing and re-editing, with only a couple of days' downtime, if you need to make changes once you are up and running on amazon.

      As I navigated the process, I kept expecting the next page to be the one where the hidden fees have to be paid.  I really expected a fat fee for the paperback publishing aspect, but there were none!  Incredible!  The only fee was a 25. expanded distribution fee, which was neither excessive nor hidden (nor required to publish).

      (Even createspace's preformed book covers are pretty nice.)

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      by Floyd Blue on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 07:00:24 AM PST

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    •  Yeah (0+ / 0-)

      I actually have one about 90 % written on Newspace. I may be doing some part time work that will give me access to the people I need to get that last 10% this Spring. Those folks are not easy to get one on one interviews with. Mostly because they're incredibly wealthy and thus well insulated.

      •  Good To Know (0+ / 0-)

        Interesting - I wish you all the best for completing the project, and look forward to hearing more about it.

        I decided to go the fictional route -- will be self-publishing a set of short stories all revolving around First Contact within the next few weeks (if I pull my finger out).

        Cuts down on the amount of interviewing and research you have to do :-)

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