Jess C Scott is the author of EyeLeash: A Blog Novel (2009),
4:Play (2009), The Intern (2010), the Cyberpunk
Elven Trilogy (2011), Primal Scream (2011), and the Bad
Romance "seven deadly sins" anthology (2012).
She is also the founder of jessINK, an innovative publishing company
that focuses on substance over current fads and marketing hype.
In this eBook, Jess shares a selection of blog posts (from 2009-2012)
which capture the true power and spirit of the 21st-century self-publishing
GENRE: Non-Fiction (Self-Publishing)
LENGTH: 10,000 Words
* * *
TABLE OF CONTENTS
(original URLs included below):
II. GUEST POSTS
PART 1: SELF-PUBLISHING TIPS
Need for Self-Publishing
Cover Design Tips
Tips (linked TOC)
PART 2: SELF-PUBLISHING REVOLUTION
vs. Traditional Publishing
Defence of Short Stories
that Appeals to Both Genders
Romance and Self-Esteem
to Me is...
PART 3: TO BE COMPILED LATER
(June 2012 + / available online only)
I Decided to Self-Publish
Out with Self-Publishing (Quick Checklist)
Out as a Self-Published Author (by Kristopher Miller)
* * *
"With her creative work, beautiful artwork
and cool plots, Jess is a triple threat."
Femme Readers (2010)
"[Jess's writing is] very contemporary. It has personality and
energy. It deals with modern issues in a very modern way."
Joseph Grinton | "Don't
Run Away From Sex" (2011)
"Please please please make an Eyeleash
2--finished the book today and effing loved it! It's exacly what I was
going through!! I'm sure anything you write you'd be successful."
18 y/o female reader/customer, University
of Berkley (2012)
"Nice book. Thanks for the mention!"
Schaffer, El Presidente of the Kindle All-Stars
"I'll do the things you previously mentioned. ^^ You are the first
author that taught me such things..."
19 y/o male business student (via email), Philippines (2012)
* * *
. . .While some writers are primarily interested in making as much money
as possible from self-publishing, being motivated solely by money has
always been something very "coarse" to me.
I respect the writing craft, and the discipline and effort involved
with taking this approach (even if nobody is watching how I do things).
To me, making a living from doing something I enjoy is important, but
how I make money is just as (if not more) important.
I've always wanted to work on projects that can be remembered, as opposed
to cashing in on current fads which might very well be forgettable in
less than a decade.
I also resist 100%-commercialism and commoditization, because of their
de-spiritualizing effects on society. For more information, you can
check out Real Love Vs. Romance (a
collection of essays I wrote on "fluff" versus "substance").
As I write in Guest Post #8: Saying the Unsayable (where I
challenge the notion of leaving things "as they are"):
"[The system might be corrupted]
but it doesn't MAKE THINGS RIGHT. It
doesn't mean that we cannot strive for something better. After all,
how good can a society really be if its existence is to serve corporate
entities that are fueled by nothing but corporate greed?"
The guest posts in this eBook were written from 2009-2012. Some were
written as part of blog tour stops for my various novels and anthologies.
The posts in Part I focus on maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness
of the self-publishing option.
The posts in Part II capture the true power and spirit of the 21st-century
self-publishing revolution. . .
* * *
return to top