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The State of Self-Publishing in 2021

Utility Fog Press entered the self-publishing landscape in 2008 with our first anthology Farspace 1. At that time, the print-on-demand model of self-publishing was still in its infancy. While that is no longer true, self-publishing continues to evolves rapidly in many ways. So, as we enter the 2020s, here is a brief summary of the […]

The Making of My First Audiobook (using a local studio) with Maggie Cobbett

While audiobooks are clearly increasing in popularity, and there are several options on how to approach their production, they are still often more time consuming and costly than print publishing. This can especially true for authors seeking authentic accents or certain degrees of control over the production.

Looking for an Alternative to Amazon KDP? Here’s Our Top Five.

Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing dominates the self-publishing market and many, if not most, self-publishing authors feel obliged to use it at least as a part of their publishing strategy. But there are other options. Some have been around for a while, and some are fairly new. Each has their own pros and cons, so let’s […]

Facilitated Self-Publishing: What it is and Why it’s Good for You

Book publishing has come a long way in the last twenty years. What was once only the available to author through large companies has now become accessible to any independent author. But that has meant many new players in the game. How are you to tell the good — the ones who want to produce […]

Anatomy of a Book

A book is a wonderful, powerful artifact that has changed lives and nations. Even before Gutenburg’s invention of the printing press they were powerful things (witness thousands of years of religious text), although only accessible in the halls of the powerful. Since that time, however, the reading, writing, and publishing of books has evolved continuously […]

5 Reasons to Consider Self-Publishing

The 2010s have seen an explosion in self-publishing technologies and platforms. Despite this, a strong stigma against self-publishing still exists among authors and readers. But there are so many advantages to self-publishing that even some notable best-selling authors have turned to self-publishing their books. If they’re doing it, perhaps there is something to it. When […]

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