Saturday, January 12, 2008

Good and Bad of Self Publishing

Everyone always asks me "Why self-publish? Isn't it difficult to sell books in the stores and doesn't it look bad that everyone can do it?

There are good and bad things for self publishing. The downside is that you have to do all your own marketing, go to the bookstores and get them to put your book on the shelves, purchase your own copies and also contact the newspapers on your own to see if you can get a book review. The upside of self-publishing is that you don't have to spend years trying to find an agent that can get you in for an interview with a publisher. Also, you can get your finished work out to the public faster, you as the author retain copyrights and you get a higher royalty. Self publishing is not for everyone. This all depends on what your goals are and how much patience you have.

At Meriones Publishing, we do a bit more for our authors. We not only have a low fee, we create an author page, place you on, give authors a higher royalty and also perform some search marketing on your book and webpage to bring more readers to the author. We are the small publishing house with a personal touch!

Book Self-Publishing Services -

We provide

  • ISBN number so that your books can be registered and sold online
  • One free copy of your book
  • 40% royalty on profits for books sold
  • Your book listed for sale on and our online store

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Dark Force - The Terrifying and Tragic Story of the Bean Family Released!

Congratulations to William (Bill) Bean Jr. for the release of his new book!

“Dark Force: The terrifying and tragic story of the Bean Family” by Baltimore, Maryland author William J. Bean Jr. now released on! His story was also featured on the Discovery Channe's "A Haunting" episode "House of the Dead".

This book is a testimony of the trauma that the Bean Family endured from the eyes of a young Bill Bean, and the story of how they finally escaped and overcame it. It is their story of trial and faith, and how that they faced things, which according to many could not possibly be real, but yet they are all too real.

About the Book:

This book is a firsthand account of the nightmarish experiences that Bill Bean and his family suffered at the hands of demonic forces between 1970 and 1980 which greatly contributed to the destruction of the Bean family. The book chronicles many emotions and situations ranging from paranormal activity, domestic abuse, financial hardship, demonic attacks on the family, numerous tragedies, and how Bill Bean was able to overcome everything through his faith in GOD. This book is Bill Bean's testament as a witness, experiencer and warrior against the forces of darkness. It is also a testament of the power of GOD, and His angels. This book is not for children or the faint of heart. It is a very disturbing true story that will shake your very foundation. Bill will soon begin working on his follow up book to "Dark Force.

About the Author:

William (Bill) Bean Jr. resides in Baltimore, Maryland with wife and was born on July 29, 1966 in Baltimore, Maryland. His parents were William J. Bean Sr. and Patricia Bean. Bill has an elder sister named Patti and a younger brother named Bobby. In 1970, the family relocated to Glen Burnie, Maryland, after buying a house located on Little Road in a community called Harundale.

This is Bill’s first book release and has been featured on the Discovery Channel's "A Haunting" episode "House of the Dead"



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