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Podcast: 8 Things You Should Know About Self-Publishing and Save 50% on our Services

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What does the release of the new version of WordPress mean for self-published authors? How does Duolit fit into the self-publishing process?

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Show Notes

  • Intro/Outro Music: Going Up by Infant Sorrow
  • 00:45 – 06:45 | Welcome, Who We Are & What Shannon’s Reading
  • 08:40 – 11:55 | News: WordPress 3.0 is released. Features:
    • New default theme
    • Very customizable, easier than ever to use
    • Now’s a great time to break from blogger or wordpress.com
    • Hosting is easy and affordable – $10/yr for domain, under $5/mo for hosting
    • Makes you look more professional & a great marketing tool
    • Need help? Give us a shout.
  • 11:55 – 14:15 | FIRE SALE! Save 50% off of our listed prices for ONE WEEK ONLY — ENDS 7/1.
  • Shannon’s website has a new design : follow @shanwrites for updates
  • 14:15 – 23:10 | Feature: 8 Things You Should Know About Self-Publishing
    1. It’s not necessarily any more work than traditional publishing.
    2. It’s a good way to build your audience while waiting to be traditionally published.
    3. Many bigger publishing houses use the same printers — quality is similar.
    4. Chicken Soup for the Soul and Eragon started as self-published titles.
    5. You have total control over your book.
    6. Bigger isn’t always better. Keep your goals in mind when choosing a self-publishing service.
    7. You’ll sell less units but make more money.
    8. If you do it right, no one will know the difference.
  • 23:10 – 27:30 | Resources
  • 28:10 – end | Preview of next week: Branding ; Whale Wars Moment of the Week