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The author Raymond Bean

Writing for Reluctant Readers

Children’s author Raymond Bean describes how he discovered and researched the perfect subject for books to engage reluctant young readers. No publisher was interested so he self-published, resulting in a series of best-selling books now being translated and sold around the world. I’ve taught elementary school for fifteen years. There are many challenges when you teach […]

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Superb Self Publishing – the Motherlode for Overgrounding

Self publishing is at the cutting edge of the most interesting, radical and provocative writing that’s happening right now.  Dan Holloway comes up from writing his own great work to overground some others.  Underground, Overground… No, whilst they were a central part of my childhood, I’m not talking about the Wombles. In my last post here […]

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Self-Publishing and The Midlist.

Guest Post by  By Catherine Czerkawska There has been a great deal of talk in publishing circles about the ‘midlist slump’. A couple of years ago, I even read reports confidently predicting the ‘death of the midlist’. With the rise in indie publishing, these appear to have been exaggerated. If I were to define midlist, I suppose […]

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Is Bookbaby or Smashwords Best for Self-Publishers?

Part One of A Five-Part Week Series: “Which Distributor“. A Guest Post by Giacomo Giammatteo. All this week on the Alliance blog, we are featuring personal experience and opinion pieces from our members, on the various ebook and pbook distribution options open to indies — and what to expect from which. Today, Alliance member Giacomo Giammatteo […]

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