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A self-publishing enthusiast speaks

Ive self-published two novels and made a success of both. Heres my perspective on self-publishing, looking past all the negativity and seeing something tha…

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.

24 thoughts on “A self-publishing enthusiast speaks”

  1. Darryl, your post here is very enlightening and gave me self confidence to
    pursue my dream of publishing my manuscript, "In Search of Mae West."

  2. Darryl, I really appreciate your point of view. I’m working on a novel and
    also a short story compilation and was trying to figure out how to publish.
    Your video gave me a good insight to self publishing. Thank you. PS: Like
    your accent.

  3. I loved this video, and am seriously thinking about self-publishing my own
    short stories, one of them in particular is all ready to go. But I’m still
    confused about how much self-publishing costs. 

  4. Great attitude, and I agree 100% Those bands that self publish, they are
    writing their songs ‘from the heart’ as you say. Of course they are not
    thinking "oh, this music will sell". They all want to be successful, but
    with their own music.
    I agree the self publishing world should be thought of like this. Artists,
    not manufacturers, or salesmen.
    I hope you are still writing and having success. 

  5. OUTSKIRTS PRESS has several testimonials regarding its’ quality and
    continuing support for self publishers.. Darryl Sloan what’s your breakdown
    of OUTSKIRTS PRESS. Good day and namaste.. Also I dig your website
    DarrylSloan com. we share similar personality traits. In addition, I have
    been watching Coast2Coast A.M. with George Noory who interviewed David Icke
    and I’ve watched many other David Icke and simiilar authors on
    youtube…good content …namaste

  6. I was looking for inspiring videos about self-publishing to post in my
    blog, and definitely would have included yours were it not for the noise.
    Best wishes :)

  7. I like your video. I totally agree with your view. I began to self publish
    my work and have over 26 books. I also published my photography work as
    well. I didn’t want to listen to anyone, because of the negative comments
    either. I wanted to share my work with the world and just keep on going. I
    don’t have time to listen to those that will hold me back. I always wanted
    to be a writer and a photographer. Now that I learned a few years ago that
    I could publish my own work this is what I’ve done.

  8. Thank You Daryl.You have inspired us on to our first go at self
    publishing.Oh by the way we will have your books around.Can’t wait to read
    them.I am seeing the music industry in America and now probably and
    hopefully the world go through these same issues.Corporate
    greed=cancer.Creativity has developed its’ own chemo.

  9. Thank you for making this. It’s a great perspective on self-publishing. I
    want to get into it myself and you made a lot of wonderful points. I
    queried so many agents and got rejections within the same day. And I knew
    it was because my manuscript wasn’t in vogue with current trends. So thank
    you!

  10. Darryl, thank you sir. I was going to try and have my book published by a
    big publisher but I’m going to self publish. I’m not writing to get rich,
    I’m writing because I love to write. Thank you for making this video.

  11. I agree with most of what you say. My books have been praised by editors
    and agents then rejected. But taking their point of view, you have to ask
    yourself, "Would I invest £10,000 of MY money in this book?" Do I go with
    "Jordon’s Makeup Tips" with my £10,000 or invest in a gothic vampire
    thriller by someone no-one has heard of? The whole aim of a publisher is to
    stay in business. That’s why self publishing will uncover some amazing
    talent that no-one would publish.

  12. Thank you for posting this video! I’m currently in the process of querying
    agents, and it’s great to hear that there’s a viable alternative to
    traditional publishing (just in case my book doesn’t fit in with what
    publishers/agents are looking for right now.) My only hesitation is that
    I’m afraid I wouldn’t be good at self-promotion; it’s actually my main
    reason for wanting to go with traditional publishing.

  13. Hi Darryl, Hey I just wanted to let you know I loved your comments and
    could not agree more. I am working on my first book and your short video
    has kind of freed me up from thinking that I had to try to think about
    "writing to sell". You come across as a great guy, an inspiration and a
    defender of original and truly creative thinking. I wish you the very best
    in all your creative efforts.

  14. Hi Darryl, I brought ‘CHION’ and ‘ULTERIOR’ off of Amazon, and they’re both
    signed. Woo-hoo! :) So do you sign all of your books? Also ‘ULTERIOR’ was
    owned by a one " Sally Hayes October 2002" a previous pupil of yours
    perhaps? Just a couple of questions. Thanks for the novels!!! 😀

  15. You have no idea how much I adore this video. It really gives me the
    strength I need to self publish. I still don’t know quite well how to do it
    but once I do I will publish my own story 😀 Thank you for making this
    video.

  16. A Very positive message. Thank you for your views and encouragement to
    people’s creativity, and from the heart, not for the product. The author’s
    judges are not the editors but the readers. Well put. And self-publishing
    as the salvation of publishing. Interesting and, at their advent, points to
    powerful possibilities for ebooks.

  17. I enjoyed your inspirational speech. Recently, we have completed a novel
    that we feel is an outstanding novel, but we have sent out seven queries
    and received 4 rejections. So, I am thinking a different route to publish
    our book.

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