Self-Publishing News & Links 1/30/2012

Can’t you just feel it in the air? I can. Wow. 2012 is the year that self-publishing is EXPLODING! Not a day goes by now that you don’t see more and more arguments for it from people who are catching the fire. Here’s a few posts that you don’t want to miss.

  • James writes on Techcrunch why every entrepreneur must self-publish a book.

    “If you, the entrepreneur, self-publish a book you will stand out, you will make more money, you will kick your competitors right in the XX, and you will look amazingly cool at cocktail parties. I know this because I am seldom cool but at cocktail parties, with my very own comic book, I can basically have sex with anyone in the room. But don’t believe me, it costs you nothing and almost no time to try it yourself.”

  • The Guardian compares self-publishing to a bubble.

Oh, and here’s some stats for you that will blog you mind.

The New York Times reported that “According to a recent survey, 81 percent of people feel that they have a book in them…and should write it.” If you do the math, that represents over 200 million people in the U.S. who want to write a book in their lifetime! No wonder self-publishing is thriving as never before!