Tag Archives: Self-publishing

Einstein quote he may have stolen from an Early Issue of The Idiom

Einstein said, “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”

Inside reports are showing that he may have stolen it from an early issue of The Idiom Magazine. Below is an early poem of The Idiom’s from its second anthology by Stephen McNamara:


always define insanity as

repeating the same action and
expecting different results

they always define
it like that
every time

always to people
they are hoping to fix

and these people
never get fixed

any of the times

Of course we have no proof of any of these allegations….

Flashback Friday Einstein Reading the Idiom

Here is a picture of Quantum Physics Master Einstein reading The Idiom

Stay tuned for this Flashback Friday to see where else the idiom has shown up….

How I Publish The Idiom Magazine

Poets and Writers,

How I Publish The Idiom Magazine

How I Publish The Idiom Magazine

Here is a lil video I made showing “How I Publish The Idiom Magazine”

Check out our other video on our Youtube site to see us reading words, playing music, and other fun stuff….stay tuned for future videos on The Idioms behind The Idiom

‘The Indie Author Guide’ Recommendation….

The Indie Author Guide by April L. Hamilton

As the storm hit in New Jersey and our power went out I was able to catch up on some of the books that littered my floor….after 8 years of publishing The Idiom out of my basement and using a Print-On-Demand (POD) service to publish my books I decided to read a book about all the work I’ve been doing.
‘The Indie Author Guide: Self-publishing strategies anyone can use” answers a lot of the questions I had when I first began creating Piscataway House Publications.

  • How to use a Word Processor to create your books?
  • What services are out there and what are the positive and negative traits of each path?
  • How to advertise myself and distribute my name 0n my own
  • The different parts of a book and why they are important (ISBN numbers, bar codes, price tags…etc)
  • E-book publishing
  • Designing your book cover
  • and a final chapter titled: Making the Transition from Indie to Mainstream

April L. Hamilton goes into great detail and step by step process in formatting your books through Microsoft Word and is very knowledgeable about the independent publishing scene.

She not only knows a lot about the production of the business but is also in tune with the differences between the main stream publishing industry and the underground.  She is aware that many traditional aspects of printing books are starting to become outdated and it is up to the independent publisher to rise up and become more creative and inventive in their ideas in writing and publishing their books.  April introduces her book by saying,

“The indie author must fervently believe in the indie movement, because she may face episodes of prejudice, ignorance, and possible even mockery from those in the mainstream who cling to the publishing model of yesteryear…..an indie author doesn’t need the establishment’s approval, or anyone else’s.  He/She will market their books directly to the reading public, and history has shown that the public is a pragmatic and open-minded lot.”

Have you read this book or can you recommend a book similar to this one?  Let us know in  the comments section….


A blog post about self-publishing….

Here at Piscataway House Publications we pretty much started and live off the idea of self publishing. We began writing our books up in Microsoft word but soon taught ourselves, adobe indesign to make our layout look more professional. (it also made things a lot easier!).

I saw this blog tweeted by Chuck Palahniuk and could relate to it.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Mark Brunetti