This Week in Self-Publishing: Parsley Does Thyme


A cookbook narrated from prison. Parsley Does Thyme, volume three of the Upper East Side Cookbook series, is published and for sale as an ebook.

“The books are the work of Linda Olle, a longtime resident of Carnegie Hill. Although the books are carried in her neighborhood’s bookstores, as Olle explained recently, “the publishing world is so depressed, I didn’t even bother looking for a publisher.” She publishes them on her own through The Parsley Press.

PARSLEY DOES THYME”: A SELF-PUBLISHED WONDER
on The New Yorker

Bowker and Vook hook up, expanding self-publishing services.

“Thanks to the partnership, authors using MyIdentifiers.com, will now be able to purchase Vook’s eBook production and distribution tools.”

Bowker & Vook Partner to Expand Self-Publishing Services
on AppNewser

And what about that self-publishing stigma? Will it ever go away?

“People used to think self-publishing a book meant it wasn’t good enough to get picked up by traditional houses. However, the stigma of self-publishing is changing. Success stories have become more and more abundant, and the shock those successes caused even five to 10 years ago is slowly beginning to dissipate.”

Has the public perception of self-publishing finally changed?
on TeleRead

You need a real editor. This week on She Self-Publishes I breakdown the editorial hierarchy and help authors find out where they fit in it.

“Essentially there are three editing phases: substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading. It’s highly unlikely that you’ll find an editor that does all three. In fact, you might be wise to run away from someone that offers to do all three stages, because…”

[SHE SELF-PUBLISHES] HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR EDITOR
on She Writes

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