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I can answer any and all questions on self publishing via the publisher Lulu.com I can also tell you why you should avoid small press publishers in favor of self publishing, by speaking through my own horrific experiences with small presses. I can tell you what you can expect when dealing with *most* small presses. In regards to Lulu.com, I can help with formatting questions, how to choose proper book sizes, editing and choosing cover art and fonts to use. I can also help you avoid the common mistakes many people make when they self publish.
I started out as a self published author via Lulu.com and did what few other authors have ever achieved...
I became a Borders best seller in June 2005.
I also won the 2005 Preditors & Editors (Preditors is not a typo!) Horror Novel of the Year by fan vote as a self published author.
I own two magazines, Twisted Dreams and Worlds Within Worlds Beyond Magazines catering specifically to up and coming authors. I am also the Poetry Editor for the world famous Chancery House owned by acclaimed author Lisa Mannetti. My poetry is what appears on their e-cards. My work can also be seen on Love in 3-D cards. My own works have appeared in everything from print, to short film to e-publication.
School of hard knocks. I did everything "wrong" according to the literary snobs and much to their dismay, have still managed to come out on top.
Awards and Honors
June 2005 Borders Best Seller (as a self published author) 2005 P & E Horror Novel of The Year winner by fan vote (also as a self published author) 2006 2nd Place Finisher P & E polls in the Horror Novel category (as a small press traditionally published author) 2007 P & E 3rd place finisher Author of 2007.
Far too many to name. I speak at conventions all over the state of Florida and out of state helping aspiring authors know how the publishing industry really works.