In the Spotlight: With Dan Poynter

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The publishing landscape is changing and many authors have chosen to bring their own work to market as independent publishers.  According to Jim Barnes, of the Independent Publishers Book Awards, there are more than 1.2 million books being independently published each year.  He goes on to say that many authors are realizing that in a fast-changing marketplace, independent publishing offers the flexibility to succeed. Last month I had the opportunity to attend the first Dan Poynter's Global eBook Awards ceremony in Santa Barbara, California.  Dan Poynter is a pioneer in book writing, producing and marketing and he is very generous with his knowledge which he freely shares with fellow writers about what it takes to be a successful author.  He has written and published more than 100 books (wow!) since 1969 that includes Writing Nonfiction, The Self-Publishing Manual, The Skydiver's … [Read more...]