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  • Eastford, CT
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Peggy Gaffney and Martha Zimmer are now friends
May 16, 2012
Martha Zimmer and Donna Marie Merritt are now friends
Mar 26, 2012
Heidi Schlatter commented on Martha Zimmer's blog post Self publishing
"Very true! I found through taking an online course related to getting an agent and finally getting accepted by a "big" publisher, that the bottom line is that you MIGHT see your book in print in approx 3 yrs! AND you still have to do most…"
Dec 16, 2011
Dawn A Harden left a comment for Martha Zimmer
"Copyright issues are one of the main concerns so my work is protected-I am really looking to see the pros and cons of working with a publishing company vs self-publishing efforts."
Nov 14, 2011
Dawn A Harden left a comment for Martha Zimmer
"Thank You! Looking forward to gleaning much needed information as I complete my first novel and looking for advice regarding copyrite information and would like to hear from those like yourself who have had experience in self publishing as well.…"
Nov 14, 2011
Martha Zimmer left a comment for CJ Fusco
"Welcome! See you at CAPA meetings!"
Oct 19, 2011
Martha Zimmer left a comment for Dawn A Harden
"Welcome to CAPA! And hope you find what you are looking for."
Oct 19, 2011
Martha Zimmer posted a blog post

Self publishing

It is true that trade publishers and agents look down on self publishers. But guess what? I have realized on this journey with getting THE SMALLBORN published through CreateSpace that it was the right thing to do.Did I give up too soon on sending out queries? Yes, but it hurts to bang your head against a wall, and after enough times you don't want to do it any more. Sending out a query letter that was never going to get a positive response was just that.Problem 1: I didn't know how to write a…See More
Oct 10, 2011
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Oct 10, 2011
Martha Zimmer liked Janet Lawler's blog post Big E 2011 - Thanks
Oct 4, 2011
Martha Zimmer commented on Janet Lawler's blog post Big E 2011 - Thanks
"Just want to add a big thank you to Debbie and Mike for making my part so easy at the Big E. What you two do is beyond just helping us get our books into the fair. You make it happen. We have no idea how much work is involved because most of it…"
Oct 4, 2011
Ellen Lee Durham left a comment for Martha Zimmer
"Thank you for allowing me to become a CAPA member. I really appreciate this. I hope to promote my present book. I am excited. Ellen Lee Durham"
Sep 16, 2011
Martha Zimmer left a comment for Ellen Lee Durham
"Welcome to CAPA. Good luck in your future publishing!"
Sep 15, 2011
Martha Zimmer posted a status
"Home from the Hebron Fair. Sold some books, talked to future authors about self publishing, signed books and had fun!"
Sep 15, 2011
Martha Zimmer posted a status
"Going to the Hebron Fair today & next four days signing children's book and talking to people. Hope the demolition derby doesn't deafen us!"
Sep 8, 2011
Martha Zimmer posted a status
"Home from Brooklyn Fair early - thanks Irene! Had loads of fun - learned networking tips. Sold books! Met awesome people."
Aug 27, 2011

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Are you an author, publisher or future writer?
Author
My Books..
The Smallborn, The Smallborn In Flight
My Website
http://www.smallborn.com
My Blog..
http://www.a-diabetic-life.com
Are You a Speaker?
yes

Martha Zimmer's Blog

Self publishing

Posted on October 4, 2011 at 4:12pm 1 Comment

It is true that trade publishers and agents look down on self publishers. But guess what? I have realized on this journey with getting THE SMALLBORN published through CreateSpace that it was the right thing to do.

Did I give up too soon on sending out queries? Yes, but it hurts to bang your head against a wall, and after enough times you don't want to do it any more. Sending out a query letter that was never going to get a positive response was just that.

Problem 1: I didn't…

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At 12:39pm on November 14, 2011, Dawn A Harden said…

Copyright issues are one of the main concerns so my work is protected-I am really looking to see the pros and cons of working with a publishing company vs self-publishing efforts.

At 12:35pm on November 14, 2011, Dawn A Harden said…

Thank You! Looking forward to gleaning much needed information as I complete my first novel and looking for advice regarding copyrite information and would like to hear from those like yourself who have had experience in self publishing as well. Lokk forward to the feedback-

 

At 9:57am on September 16, 2011, Ellen Lee Durham said…
Thank you for allowing me to become a CAPA member. I really appreciate this. I hope to promote my present book. I am excited. Ellen Lee Durham
 
 
 

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