Fry, Patricia
December 2002
World & I;Dec2002, Vol. 17 Issue 12, p290
Examines trends in publishing. Background on the increase in the number of authors; Factors that motivate authors to publish their works; Details on publishing through Print on Demand; Tips on electronic publishing; Forms of self-publishing; Advantages of self-publishing.


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