Self-Publishing Directory Listings

I’ve been tweeting about it for more than a week now, but in case you haven’t heard: I’m going to host and publish a directory for businesses who provide services to self-published authors as a part of Writers’ Week 2012.

I started out saying, “IT’S FREE!” But as the list grows, I realize I need to qualify that statement. Submitting your business to the directory is free…FOR NOW.

I will continue to accept directory submissions at no charge through the end of August. And as long as you beat the deadline, it’ll never cost you a penny. However, starting September 1, 2012, if you want to be added to the list, it’ll be $3 a pop.

I’m not looking to rip anyone off, and I want to make this directory accessible for freelancers as well as larger companies. But I really don’t want to find myself updating the thing every day for the rest of my life without receiving anything for my time.

I’m also hoping the price jump will encourage people to submit well before Writers’ Week kicks off. That makes the list more useful to the Writers’ Week audience, and it gives me time to work out any of the formatting bugs ahead of publication.

Author Solutions, Inc. and its brands will not be be given a listing for obvious reasons. However! If they refund Joan Moran’s $150, I’ll take back one or two of the nasty things I said about them.

I’m pretty sure you all understand the reason for the new price tag, but I wanted to preclude any whining about it later. You have been warned.


Free entries are no longer accepted. To add your business to the directory, you must purchase a listing. The directory will be published on September 10, 2012.

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