Michael Dickel

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Michael Dickel , a poet, fiction writer, and photographer, has taught at various colleges and universities in Israel and the U.S. He co-edited Voices Israel Volume 36 (2010). He was managing editor for arc-23 and 24. Is a Rose Press released his most recent book (flash fiction), The Palm Reading after The Toad’s Garden in 2016.

Previous books are: War Surrounds Us , Midwest / Mid-East , and The World Behind It, Chaos… He co-edited with Sandra Tyler The Woven Tale Press Selected Works 2015 & Empty Spaces Project Exhibit/i> , an eclectic selection of literary and art work produced to accompany an exhibit of artists who had been featured in the The Woven Tale Press monthly magazine.

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Michael Dickel Pretty much doing what I wrote in what inspires me — reading, walking, talking, looking at art, listening to music, playing music and just sitting…morePretty much doing what I wrote in what inspires me — reading, walking, talking, looking at art, listening to music, playing music and just sitting down to write. I think that if a writer spends too much time thinking about being blocked, the writing stays away. However, doing other things, letting it be, accepting that these other activities are "pre-writing" activities — this let's the words ferment, bubble, and in time become wine.(less)
Michael Dickel Yes, I have self-published.

Why? To get my poetry out there, after sending my manuscript out.

How? I used Lulu.com for that book, which was my second,…more
Yes, I have self-published.

Why? To get my poetry out there, after sending my manuscript out.

How? I used Lulu.com for that book, which was my second, but my first print book. The first was with a publisher of free e-books, now defunct. I don't recommend Lulu for everybody, but if one is willing to work at promotion and get interviews and reviews, it could work for one or two books.

That said, Is a Rose Press is a micro press that three others and I started. Since the four of us started it, two people have moved on because of other commitments related to academic jobs. So far, we have published five books (including two of mine) and are working on our sixth, which, when it comes out, would include four authors.

Is a Rose Press is not exactly self-publishing, although the two of us remaining started with our own books to work out the kinks. We use Lightning Source International (LSI), a print-on-demand service associated with Ingram's wholesalers. In another sense, as we have expanded to include other authors and intend to publish more, we are a micro-press now.

I like LSI for having a press doing a number of books—however, if you are only going to do one or two books of your own, I think that CreateSpace.com (Amazon's service) or Lulu.com are probably better. Neither have upfront set-up costs (unless you choose to have your own ISBN number—which is a whole other topic, but isn't that much, and you have to buy them if you use a service like LSI).

I am currently helping a client prepare a book for publication on CreateSpace. I have used Lulu. They both are satisfactory for someone wanting to publish a single book (or two). I think there are advantages to going through a different sort of printing service, like LSI, if you want to publish more books (say, at a guess, more than four).(less)
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Christine Matteson Thank you Michael


Maureen Mullis Hello Michael! Thank you for adding this author into your circle of friends here on Goodreads. I hope you'll add my novels including the cozy mysteries (What Would Nancy Do?, Lethal Prescription), In the Company of Women, The Christmas to Remember and Finding Normal to your to-read list. I look forward to reading your book reviews and recommendations. Happy reading!


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