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A Guide to Tarot Card Meanings

Mark McElroy
Written by Mark McElroy

My first self-published effort became a consistent, long-term seller.

Project Info
Contribution: Author, Publisher
Year: 2006
Publisher: Self-Published

Once the rights to The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Tarot reverted to me, I decided to re-release the card dictionary chapters as an inexpensive, stand-alone book. As a gift back to the tarot community, I also released the text into the public domain, making it the first freely available guide to tarot card meanings published in modern times.

Having grown weary of seeing the lion’s share of book revenues go to publishers, I decided to self-publish this title. In the process, I learned a great deal about the publishing industry, the joys and challenges of self-publishing, and preparing books for Amazon’s Kindle and Lightning Print programs.

A Guide to Tarot Card Meanings remains available on, and continues to generate good revenue, month after month.

About the author

Mark McElroy

Mark McElroy

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