More Individuals Pursue Becoming Authors to Supplement Income in this Economy

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Local publishers write book geared toward helping authors understand the publishing industry.

We know that title makes people laugh...

Business owners and individuals who have lost their jobs or seek new ways to supplement their income are turning to book publishing as a way to make money. More than ever, the economy has forced some people to figure out creative ways to make money or reinvent their careers – and many of these people have decided to write a book; however, when it comes time to consider publishing that book, these people face many unknowns and have unanswered questions. To provide information about a complex and changing industry, 3L Publishing released Vanity Circus: A Smart Girl’s Guide to Avoid Publishing Crap.

“We know that title makes people laugh,” said Michelle Gamble-Risley, co-author and president of 3L Publishing. “Yet the truth is in the subtitle – there is a lot of crap out there, and many authors get stuck in bad situations with traditional or self-publishing models where they can’t make money. It’s not easy to be an author no matter how you look at it – and we want writers or would-be authors to know exactly what are their options.”

Vanity Circus is an entertaining, funny and insightful book that guides readers through the complex, sometimes frustrating but always interesting world of publishing. Readers learn tips to choose the right book title; tricks to write an effective first chapter; insight into which publishing models fit; insider secrets to contracts, copyright law and trademarks.

“We felt Vanity Circus was needed more than ever,” said Michele Smith, co-author and CEO of 3L Publishing. “People are out of work and reinventing their lives. Many people just have stories to tell yet need help from a ghostwriter or editor. They don’t know anything about the business. We wanted to help these people through the process, but at the same time, we didn’t want to bore them like so many other books on the subject do. Vanity Circus is a fun romp through publishing that everybody can enjoy.”

Vanity Circus retails for $14.95 and is available on Amazon or the 3L Publishing website at It will be available in major chain stores after summer 2011.


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