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So You Want to Publish a Book?

Boomers Are Driving the Book Self-Publishing Trend

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When Jennifer Bohrnstedt read the journals of Mary Laurentine Martin, a 15-year-old schoolteacher in 1850s Wisconsin, she knew she had found a treasure. She decided to write a historical book based on Martin’s life and work. But instead of following the usual path of writing a proposal, finding an agent and trying to sell the manuscript, Bohrnstedt, 55, took a different approach—she joined the booming world of self-publishing. … Back to Article

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