Amazon.com announced the Kindle Direct Publishers Select program on December 8th; at least, that was when I got the email. The email itself is typical KDP email, bland and featureless but the message it delivers sounds enticing. Let’s examine it in a little more detail.
On the face of the offer, you get to promote your book on Amazon.com for free for an unlimited number of 5 day periods throughout the time your book is enrolled in the KDP Select program.
Your book gets a share in a fund allocated by Amazon.com for all Select participants.
If you are a writer, you are probably considering whether to self-publish or go through one of the big publishing houses to get your novel out there. Lately, this is a choice that most writers have to consider seriously. While Free-eBooks.net and eBookEnvy.com do not have an official recommendation one way or another, I thought it would be a good idea to examine some the most talked about reasons to self-publish — or not.
It’s all about the recognition
Let’s face it: the big publishing houses (familiarly known as the “big six”) still have the respect and recognition
The Public Library where I live has an impressive system of collaboration throughout the region. Five county library systems merged in 1968, serving their respective jurisdictions. The Timberland Regional Library consists of 27 libraries and 7 library service partners located across the five counties of Gray’s Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston counties in Southwest Washington.
For me, that is impressive because where I come from, we have a library system that was unreliable, abused, and severely underappreciated. Collaboration was non-existent. If your local library did not have what you needed, or it was defaced in anyway, you