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DO IT YOURSELF WEEK: Day Five – Mistakes to Avoid, Mistakes to Make: Keeping Up Your Morale


Welcome to the first annual DIY week at QSF. We’ve got a great line-up of topics for the week, some of which are moderated – but in general, we’ll just share information about how to start and manage a small press:

Saturday: Mistakes to Avoid, Mistakes to Make, Keeping Up Your Morale;
Sunday: Taxes and Royalties

Also, we have a special event – an interview with Matt Buscemi, owner of Fuzzy Hedgehog Press, at 1 PM Pacific today. Matt will talk about the trials, tribulations and rewards of running your own press.

So you started your press. You edited and produced your books and got them out into the marketplace. And you promoted them. Now comes the inevitable. You’re gonna make some mistakes. But forewarned is four armed… or something like that. So lets take a look at some of the mistakes new publishers commonly make, and what you can learn from them. And just as important – how to keep your head up when they happen.

So if you publish your own books, please jump in and share your experiences! What mistakes have you made? How did you learn from it? And how do you motivate yourself to keep going?

If you are considering going out on your own, bring us your questions!

These weeks work because of participation, so please jump in!

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