Writing Books/Publishing

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Hi. I have written my book but I need a publish. I don't want to have to pay
anything or have to have any of my money taken. I also don't know how to
publish it myself. This book i wrote is starting to get very confusing to complete.  
Please help!

Answer
Kit-ann---

 Is your book fiction or non-fiction?
 If it is either---check out the wealth of information at these two sites:
www.writersmarketonline.com
http://www.selfpublishebooks.com

 If it is non-fiction check out these sites:
http://www.authorsmart.com
http://www.naww.org (National Association of Women Writers)

One thing you do need to know is that you WILL have to pay something at some point, with the goal of making it back in book sales over time. Whether that is for editing, cover design, marketing assistance or printing...will depend on the situation with your specific book. It's not realistic to think that this will all happen at the outset at no cost and this applies to both fiction and non-fiction, self-publishing as well as traditional publishing (with a publisher) It's simply the way the process works.

I hope this information will point you in the right direction of the knowledge you need to become a happily, successfully published author.

All the best,
Gail

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Gail Richards

Expertise

I can help you use your intellectual capital---you know---that NON-FICTION "book you've been meaning to write" out of your head and out into the world by answering questions about the publishing process and what your options are.

Experience

I work with numerous authors as well as other book professionals in this arena. In addition, I create tools for authors to use as they work through the process. Detailed information is available on my website, http://www.authorsmart.com

Organizations
eWomenPublishingNetwork - member and service provider eWomenNetwork, Colorado Springs - leadership team National Association of Women Writers - member Colorado Springs Customer Service Association

Education/Credentials
BA Dartmouth College, 1984

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