Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Self-Publishing Your Writing

I have been pondering gathering all of my stories about growing up in the Texas Panhandle and self-publishing them. Mainly I would want to put them into book form for my family members to enjoy. Perhaps my grandchildren will one day pick up a book of my stories and be amazed (or amused?) at my stories of growing up in a small Texas town in the 1940s and 1950s.

Today I read Marlys Marshall Styne's blog entry on self-publishing and decided that I needed to get moving in that direction. She has self-published several books and I just recently received a copy of her latest collection of rictameter poetry. It is really an impressive book and gives me the incentive to go ahead with my own project. Now all I need to do is get myself in gear and take the first big step--getting organized and getting moving!


  1. Go for it! I hope you enjoy the process as much as I have.


  2. Thanks. I just need to get off my duff and get started!

  3. You can find a link to the book I published on Lulu.com in the sidebar on my blog. The ebook version is a free download. One of the members of the YahooGroups Life Writers Forum is republishing one of her Lulu books on Amazon's CreateSpace. I'm waiting to hear her results. Lulu does nice work, but there are a few cracks in the system. The jury is still out.

    The price is right on any of them. My book cost only pennies more than making photocopies or printing it out at home, and I have beautifully bound volumes for everyone in the family.

    BTW, it's worth noting that at least on Lulu, postage for eight copies was the same as postage for one.