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Inside a Self-Publishing Company

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With author/entrepreneur Tim Harper

 

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With all the hoopla about self-publishing today, we thought it would be interesting to get the viewpoint of someone on the other side: the self-publishing company that makes your book happen. Today’s guest founded his own self-publishing company.

Timothy Harper is a longtime journalist, author, book coach and editorial/publishing consultant. His 13 books for major publishing houses include License to Steal, Moscow Madness, The Idiot’s Guide to the Constitution, and The ASJA Guide to Freelance Writing.

He also wrote, with his daughter Elizabeth, Your Name in Print for teenagers who want to get published. You can hear the Writing Show with Tim and Lizzie at Your Name in Print for Teens.

Tim’s many magazine credits range from Atlantic Monthly to airline magazines. He teaches journalism in the graduate program at NYU and serves as the writing coach at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. A nonpracticing lawyer, he is also co-founder of Long Dash Publishing, which has helped hundreds of first-time authors get their books published.

Join Tim and Writing Show host Paula B. for a fun discussion about self-publishing, including:

  • How he got inspired to start his self-publishing company
  • What technology he uses to produce books, and what kind of results you can expect from it
  • What advantages self-publishing can confer on an author
  • What kinds of cool things people are doing with self-publishing
  • What self-publishing is, and what its variations are
  • How he thinks self-publishing is changing the entire publishing landscape, and why
  • Which famous books were originally self-published.

Interviewee: Tim Harper
Host: Paula B
Date: February 12, 2007
Running time: 54:21
File size: 40 megabytes
Rating: G
The Long Dash Publishing Web site: Long Dash Publishing
Tim Harper’s Web site: TimHarper.com

DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO TIM HARPER MP3 HERE

One Response to “Podcast: Inside a Self-Publishing Company”

  1. kaye Says:

    I just found your blog through Google and I want to commend you on a fine job. I especially like the podcast dealing with self-publishing. I have done both, been published by a major NYC publisher and through self-publishing channels. I think self-publishing is a strong and rapid method to creating wealth through words. Good for you to bring more information on this subject to writers. E.Kaye www.RichWritersBlog.com