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Just Clicked Paperback “Publish”!

Three Strides Out soon to be available in paperback!

The Amazon sages have to deliver final judgment, but the proof looked fine, so I’m assuming I’ll pass muster.

I’ll post some pyrotechnics once the paperback is live.

In the meantime, if anyone reading this is thinking of paying a “packager” even a few hundred dollars to “publish” a book, whether an ebook or a paperback: THINK HARD before committing your cash. Yes, it takes a bit of time and some hassle to format your own books. But you don’t have to pay for this!

Of course, if you can write three new books in your best-selling series in the time you spend making formatting decisions and wrestling with templates, then the arithmetic comes out different. But like everything else, as you repeat a process it becomes easier and goes faster. In any case, don’t hire a packager because you think you can’t do it without one. You can.

Publishing success is like a sunny day

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