The intention of Chisel & Stone

I aim to have complete clarity about what authors and micro-publishers face. My hope is that we can all help each
other. Yes there are a great deal of self-help books, societies  and magazines etc;  all very useful indeed, but they have to be found and evaluated, which takes a lot of time and often money. Even if you have the patience and wherewithal to follow this course
there are publishing decisions to be made, formatting issues, book cover design, ISBN’s, Book-Data; the list goes on, lots to do and so little time to do it. So, let us start a simple A to Z  of what to do, how to do it and when, so that we end up with a
finished book that is published in accordance with a marketing strategy that we understand.


What next:        

To understand where in this journey of writing we all are, or have been it would be helpful for anyone wanting to
contribute to this blog, to answer a few questions in any response they make, for instance:

1.       In what media are you writing?

a.       Hand written manuscript

b.      Microsoft Word edition

c.       Apple,

d.      Linux,

e.      Other.

2.       What has been the hardest part of your writing experience, the worst and of course the easiest?

3.       What if anything has prevented you from publishing?

4.       If you have published, what have you discovered about the food chain you have become part of/

5.       What else?


It should be evident that in this blog I am inviting authors of all genres who wish to publish independently, to share
their experiences, good,  bad and ugly, of their journey to publish via any of the available medias; whether Amazon through Kindle or Createspace (paperback or hardback), or other electronic or hard copy middlemen.

Then, as Indie Publishers, I am sure all who visit this site will be delighted to explain their understanding of ‘Distribution
Channels’ and what  they understand them to be, especially as this is the lure that the conventional publishing food chain use to  tempt us towards them.

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