How 6 New Tools Change the Equation for Writing and Self-Publishing Your Book

How 6 New Tools Change the Equation for Writing and Self-Publishing Your Books

When writers first exchanged pen and paper for word processing systems we didn’t realize how firmly it put us on the path toward self-production and self-publishing. The jury’s still out on whether the creative process was altered for better or worse. Marshall McLuhan, an early media pundit, recognized back in 1962 how “the divorce of poetry and music was first reflected by the printed page.”

In contrast, today’s tools marry writing and publishing, bringing artists ever closer to the end product with click-of-a-button e-book creation capabilities built into the writing tools.

In 2012 the technology plot thickened, with the development or maturation of six representative tools that change the way we will write, produce and perhaps even change our very concept of a book in 2013: Read more…

Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors, 2nd Edition, by Carla KingAre you ready to self-publish? Just thinking about it? I’ve been self-publishing since 1995 – before that, if you count all the custom books I’ve written and published for high-tech companies since 1985. I keep up with the industry and in touch with authors by organizing Meetup groups, teaching workshops, helping a select group of writers get their books finished, and attending conferences. My Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors distills what I know in a step-by-step process that makes it easy for you to get your book off of your desktop and into the marketplace, now. Buy it in ebook or print formats from the online retailer of your choice.