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Everybody Hates Self-Publishing

By Carrie Rollwagen

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Everybody Hates Self-Publishing explores the good, the bad and the ugly of creating and producing your own work. Self-published authors will find advice on writing, book marketing and getting your book in bookstores. Aspiring writers will learn about being an indie publisher: Being an entrepreneur, creating your own DIY publishing house and thriving as an indie publisher means connecting with readers, booksellers and librarians and competing in a market that favors traditional publishing. Host Carrie Rollwagen is author of the self-published book The Localist. She’s head of marketing at a web development company and is an advocate for entrepreneurs and frequent speaker on the topics of business and grassroots marketing.

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Informative and engaging

This is a great look at publishing, bookselling, writing, and more. If you think there is a book inside you and aren't sure how to get it to the world, this is for you. If you are a book industry junkie and want to know more, this is for you. If you truly hate self-published authors and enjoy hearing about people struggling, this is for you (well, maybe not, but give it a listen and see!). Carrie is knowledgable and funny and knows her stuff.

Great Conversation to Follow

Carrie takes a balanced view of the benefits of publishing, both traditional and self-published. Her sense of what's best, fair and accurate, in the whole process, is refreshing. She's not trying to pitch herself as a service or as coming off the mountain handing down “thou shalt nots”. She’s explored what lies beyond and is reporting back. She's openly and honestly sharing her experience and what she has done. But just as important as that is her sharing WHY she chose one route or option over another. That’s where the lessons have been found so far.

Even if you can't replicate her process because you don't have readerly bookish friends. There's something learn from her decision process and her priorities in what to farm out and what to take on yourself.

It's clear Carrie genuinely enjoys the people she has chosen to work with and those she's chosen to spend her time with (she laughs a lot).

After only the first two episodes, I'm excited to see where this podcast goes.

Great content from a knowledgeable and engaging host

If you have an interest is publishing your work, whether it be a book, film, or other art medium, this is the podcast for you. Carrie's experiences in the writing and publishing world, along with her kind and engaging spirit, make her the perfect host. She and her guests share both the good and bad sides of self-publishing, without any sort of agenda other than to be honest and helpful. Carrie is also clearly an experienced podcaster, so the audio quality is on point and the content clearly conveyed. Can't wait to hear more!

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  • Category: Literature
  • Language: English

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