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DO IT YOURSELF WEEK: Day Four – Promoting Your Work


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:

Friday: Promoting Your Work
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. 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. Now how do you promote them? Do you do a blog tour? A review tour? Do you pay someone else to set these up for you? Do you create swag? Or get really creative?

So if you publish your own books, please jump in and share your experiences – how you handle editing and production, acquiring a set of ISBNs, and which format you decided to put your books out in.

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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