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Self-publishing puts writers in control

Jessica Dulle, at left, shares a laugh with local author Adam Veile and others Thursday as he signs copies of his action-adventure novel, “The Dreamcatcher Adventures: Greedy Jack Wallace” at Downtown Book and Toy in Jefferson City.

Jessica Dulle, at left, shares a laugh with local author Adam Veile and others Thursday as he signs copies of his action-adventure novel, “The Dreamcatcher Adventures: Greedy Jack Wallace” at Downtown Book and Toy in Jefferson City. Photo by Julie Smith.

Many local authors are taking matters into their own hands by self-publishing their writing, and not working with a traditional publishing house.

“It really is becoming a trend,” said Adam Veile, a local children’s writer. “The process was more difficult than I imagined, but I realized if it’s not hard, then I’m probably not doing it right.”

Released Oct. 17, Veile’s book “The Dreamcatcher Adventures: Greedy Jack Wallace,” follows the adventures of a seventh-grader and the ghost of his rowdy Wild West ancestor.

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Judy Wieberg, a counselor at Spring Grove Counseling and a local author, has self-published four books. When her first book, “Self Upgrade,” was published in 1995, it wasn’t printed on-demand.

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