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    Posted: 27 Feb 2011 at 21:36
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Self-publishing is good, for an unknown author, when s/he already knows who the readers will be (family members, students, etc.) But I would not recommend it to anyone who wants to reach a wider audience. Last December I self-published "Tyranny to Freedom: Diary of a former Stalinist." It has been available on www.amazon.com (and positively reviewed by several readers) but the number of copies sold is very small. Bookstores do not order self-published books written by unknown authors. Finding a reputable publisher (a very difficult task indeed) is the only way to proceed. 


Disappointed by the situation, I decided to "compete with myself." I improved the book a little (based on comments made by readers), changed the title, and made it freely available over the Internet. Fortunately, I can afford to do this; my goal was to leave a testimony, not to support myself. The new title is 


“Diary of a Former Communist: Thoughts, Feelings, Reality.” 


The link to this FREE on-line book is below the signature. I would very much appreciate it if you could share the link with others who might be interested. Perhaps someone will review these books somewhere. Let me know. 


Ludwik Kowalski

Professor Emeritus

Montclair State University (USA)


kowalskiL@mail.montclair.edu 

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Ludwik Kowalski author of Diary of a Former Communist: Thoughts, Feelings, Reality.

http://csam.montclair.edu/~kowalski/life/intro.html

Diary kept in the USSR, Poland, France, and the USA
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