Kindle and the Business of Self-Publishing Today

Donna Levin
California novelist and author of California Street (Simon & Schuster)

On a busy New York street a young man stops an older passer-by.  "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?"

The older man puts a hand on his shoulder.  "Practice, my boy.  Practice."

Old joke; just as true today.

More titles are available than ever before, thanks to affordable self-publishing, and print on demand ("POD"), among other technologies.  This is a great blessing for both those who read and those who write: there are no longer just a handful of gatekeepers at the entrance to bestseller Heaven.  That doesn’t mean, though, that You Can Become a Rich and Famous Novelist without Really Trying.

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