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Comment by Henry Matlock on April 25, 2012 at 9:17am

Kathryn, you may be right.  Well at least everyone who signs up now will be able to take advantage of the next members-only offering.  Sorry for the inconvenience, folks.

Comment by Kathryn Lehan on April 25, 2012 at 9:04am

Henry: I got the same message. I signed up and still got the same message. It won't let me go to the longer link you gave. Perhaps the deal is only for members who've purchased before or have been members for awhile. 

Comment by Henry Matlock on April 25, 2012 at 8:49am

Randy (and anyone else having trouble getting the ebook),

I'm not sure why you're experiencing difficulties.  Perhaps you need to be a member first.  Membership is easy and free, so try that.

When I type www.dailysuccessdeals.com in the browser bar, I get re-routed automatically to the following url: https://www.dailysuccessdeals.com/order/view.php?id=13145

Comment by Randy Crane on April 24, 2012 at 9:34pm

Thanks for the tip, Henry. On the site right now it's telling me, "Currently we don't have a deal..." but hopefully it shows up again tomorrow!

Comment by Henry Matlock on April 24, 2012 at 8:43pm

Hi All,

Just wanted to share with you that you can pick up Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port as a free ebook for the next several days at dailysuccessdeals.com.

Enjoy!

Comment by anita foss on April 24, 2012 at 3:53pm

With regard to shaping content, it seems like self-publishing gives you freedom to choose editors -who share your values and understand your vision. But on the other hand, if you're going to write a lot of books, perhaps having a publisher to handle details might allow you freedom to write. :)

Comment by Kimanzi Constable on April 24, 2012 at 3:41pm

Wow, amazing insight Anita that really does help a lot!

I should clarify when I that I'm not talking about the physical quailty of the book but a publisher may have more knowledge about certain things in the content that would reach a wider audience? They would make the book better content-wise?

I'm just going off of what I've been told.

Comment by anita foss on April 24, 2012 at 3:20pm

Kimanzi, great discussion.

My daughter and I frequented a small used bookstore for about a year. I learned a lot from observing the titles and colors that stood out to me from the mix. (..without a marketing machine, recommendations, or the order that comes from a major bookseller). As I brought my finds home and cleaned them up, I began to notice a huge variation in quality of paper, typeset, bindings and covers. 

I recently returned a book to Barnes & Noble because some of the pages weren't printed straight and it made me feel seasick to try and read it. So, IMO traditional publishing does not guarantee quality.

The lines between traditional and self-publishing, traditional and digital are blurring. Some things you might consider are:

What are your primary objectives? Will the time, effort and focus required to publish traditionally take away from, or add to, those objectives?

Will the audience YOU want to reach notice if your book is self-published? If they notice, will they care?

The lines are blurring, but in some circles, there's still status that comes with being a published author. If your audience might discount your message because it's self-published, that's something to consider.

For Brendon, being traditionally published is a strategic decision. It gives him reach and credibility. That said, I own his book. It's a nice quality book, ..but the quality of his book is not the reason I value him. ;)

-hope this helps!

Comment by Kimanzi Constable on April 24, 2012 at 1:04pm

I have been wondering if it's smart to go both routes. Both of my books are self published and done well. A few weeks ago I went to the Brendon Burchard conference and he talked about why he went traditionally published when he had a big enough audience to self publish and make serious money.

He said that a traditional publisher will make your book better, that's all they do is make books and they love to make books better. He also said they have the connections nationally and internationally, they can do a better job getting your book out to the world (literally).

So I'm seeing if it would be smart to go both routes, I plan on writing a lot of books.

Thoughts? (thanks to all those who have answered, I appreciate your imput!)

Comment by Henry Matlock on April 24, 2012 at 6:05am

Aaron, thanks for the link.  I grabbed it yesterday.

Kimanzi, I self published my first two books, and am glad I did.  My next project is quite different, and much more expensive.  So while I prefer the self publishing route, I am weighing the pros and cons of each.  I will probably self publish all of my future industry standard-sized paperbacks (unless some publisher makes me an offer too good to refuse).

 
 
 

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