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A self-publishing enthusiast speaks

I’ve self-published two novels and made a success of both. Here’s my perspective on self-publishing, looking past all the negativity and seeing something that authors and readers should be excited about.

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Posted by mark - May 25, 2017 at 10:43 am

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Part 1–Bitter Experiences with Lulu and Amazon

I posted this video because: 1) Print on Demand, unknown authors are having their creative files taken from them without compensation, and the government doesn’t care; 2) I have lost control of creative work because I did business with Lulu Press and want to warn about the real nightmare of going the P.O.D. route; and 3) I WANT MY FILES BACK. I have to give my files away for free now, in order to compete with the Goliath of the publishing industry (I have boycotted Amazon since early 2008). After all the money I paid to see my manuscripts in print, now I give them away for free while Bob Young made a nice penny on me (

Celebrities get thieves prosecuted for what Lulu and Amazon have done to me and others. No attorney general from a pertinent state will call what these intellectual property merchants have done by its correct name: theft, not a tort or civil wrong. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act wasn’t written to protect only celebrities. Or maybe it was…

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Posted by mark - April 25, 2015 at 9:43 pm

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Get Published! Book Publishing for Self Publishing Authors

Author Originated Book Publishing puts our authors in the driver’s seat. Retain all rights to your book, enjoy royalties paid monthly, and benefit from extensive distribution outlets with a book that is guaranteed returnable to bookstores. Find out how our POD book publishing method can take you from un-published writer to published author.

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Posted by mark - October 28, 2012 at 6:06 pm

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Meet Wordclay: Helpful DIY Self-Publishing Site for Writers

Wordclay,, is a user-friendly, innovative, do-it-yourself publishing site; authors can make a book and remain in control. Whether you’ve got the next great American novel, poetry or history book, you can self-publish books for free.

There are no up-front costs or minimum purchases required. Books are competitively priced and printed to order using print on demand (POD) technology.

If writers want to go beyond the free publishing service, professional publishing services are available to help market their self-published book. Here are a few DIY self-publishing services offered: editorial services, including content editing; cover design and illustrations; ISBN and retail channel distribution; and press release writing and distribution to the media.

To get started with Wordclay, simply take a moment to register at and you’ll be on your way to self-publishing.

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Posted by mark - September 15, 2012 at 6:29 pm

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