Self-publishing: Author Scott Berkun shares his experiences

Noted author Scott Berkun shares his experiences in self-publishing, including why he gave the book away for free for 48 hours.

You couldn’t do better than to follow the experiences of noted author Scott Berkun as he steps away from traditional publishing and releases his latest book, Mindfire, through the self-publishing route.

Is self-publishing for you? Keep in mind that Scott is not only an experienced writer (The Myths of Innovation, Making Things Happen), he’s an experienced public speaker and an extroverted self-promoter. (I had the pleasure of speaking at Ignite Seattle with Scott, and attending a session he did at Seattle Mind Camp.)

You can catch up with Scott on his blog — which, by the way, was the testing ground for much of the material that appears in the book. In recent posts he talks about:

May 18: Ignite Seattle inspires

There are only three excuses for not keeping up with your blog. They are:

  1. You’re dead
  2. You’re working
  3. You’re working yourself to death

Let’s just say I’m not dead. Movin’ right along…

May 18 is the next Ignite Seattle at the King Cat Theater downtown (7 p.m. start time). The list of 5-minute Ignite-format talks is shorter than usual, but there’s a promise that something wonderful and “science fiction related” will follow the talks at the end of the evening. And these folks keep their promises.

I can’t say enough about Ignite Seattle. The talks not only enlighten and amuse, but inspire members of the audience to put together presentations and share their own insights at the next Ignite.

What could be better?

See you there.

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