Archive - November 1, 2012

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Craig Carrozzi Reading in San Francisco this Saturday
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What Self-Publishing Can Not Accomplish

Craig Carrozzi Reading in San Francisco this Saturday

Craig Carrozzi (Colombia 1978-80) will be signing books this Saturday, November 3rd, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Green Arcade Bookstore at 1680 Market Street at the corner of Gough in San Francisco. The Green Arcade is a very eclectic and original bookstore. Craig will be featuring readings from The Curse of Chief Tenaya, an historic novel about the Gold Rush and Yosemite and, City ‘Scapes, the nostalgic book about the San Francisco Giants who just won the World Series. Both of these books are available as E-books from Amazon, but there are only a precious few copies in original book form and they are sold exclusively at the Green Arcade.  Craig will also will be selling his trilogy of South American adventure travel books, Wedding of the Waters, The Road to El Dorado, and Festival of Conception.

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What Self-Publishing Can Not Accomplish

From Galley Cat, the blog of  Jason Boog (Guatemala 2000-02) on October 25, 2012 3:07 PM Literary agent Janet Reid offered some self-publishing advice on her popular blog, urging aspiring writers to take a realistic view of the indie route. According to her post, self-published writers need to sell “more than 20,000 copies” to get the attention of traditional publishers these days. These are tough numbers for any kind of author, and set daunting odds new writers. What do you think? Check it out Janet concludes: This post is not to dissuade you from self-publishing. Have at it with all your might. BUT be realistic about what self-publishing is, and what it can accomplish. And more important what it can NOT accomplish. First among the list for what it can’t is launch a mystery series.  Publishers are not keen on picking up Book #2 if Book #1 sold fewer than . . .

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