Speak to sell books-tips for authors and self-publishers

Now that I’ve got my own book out (The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing, 5th Edition), I have big plans to hit the speaking circuit. Although I have taught classes on self-publishing, presenting myself as a “speaker” is new territory. I thought it would be useful to write about what I’ve learned from talking with other speakers, […]

Eleven Questions for the Indie Publisher: Featuring Phil Simon

Your name: Phil Simon Your website/blog: www.philsimonsystems.com Your bibliography: Why New Systems Fail and The Next Wave of Technologies 1. What is your background? I am an independent technology consultant, author, writer, and dynamic public speaker for hire. I focus on the intersection of business and technology and have written two books: Why New Systems […]

Is this the end of publishing as we know it?

The buzz around the blogosphere is all about Seth Godin and his claim that he is finished with traditional publishing. (If you don’t know who Seth Godin is, well, get out from under that rock! Then read his bio here; basically he is a hugely influential marketer with a popular blog. He’s traditionally published lots […]