Info on filling out this interview here. 1. How did you come to self-publish? Did you try to get published traditionally? At the time that I was editing the first book of my series, I was querying agents for a good year. I’ve gotten good feedback, but not one agent had ever said, “Send me [...]
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David Gaughran is the author of two books of short stories – Transfection and If You Go Into The Woods – as well as the popular blog devoted to self-publishing, Let’s Get Digital. Self-Publishing Review: How long have you been writing? David Gaughran: I’ve always been scribbling something or other but I only got serious [...]
1. How did you come to self-publish? Did you try to get published traditionally? I came from the screenwriting world, and quite frankly, I was a bit fed up with all the blockades set up to stop talented people from succeeding. I see it every day. I had a stack of screenplays and outlines of [...]
eBookit is one of the best new conversion services – and their site just had a major redesign, suggesting that the service is growing quickly along with the ebook market. I haven’t worked with eBookIt for any of my own books, but I walked my dad through the process and it was easy – and [...]
After I wrote about the challenges of marketing literary novels (see my previous post here), I asked if anyone knew of an author writing a literary book that’s done what Amanda Hocking, J.A. Konrath, and other eBook superstars have done. A reader on Kindleboards told me about Darcie Chan and her novel, The Mill River [...]
Where’s Unimportant by Daniel Shortell: “Jack Addington is stuck. A carefree life wandering the globe has morphed into a monotonous existence working for an oppressive Manhattan-based software company peddling products which destroy the lives of decent people. Jack struggles through soul-sucking affairs with despotic executives and eccentric scientists by mentally projecting himself out of the [...]
By “controversial” I mean, “books I can’t imagine traditional publishers taking a risk on in this dicey economy.” Waiting for Karl Rove is one of those books. It’s irreverent satire, chock full of politically incorrect content, and the “characters” (aside from ourselves) are public figures, mainly in the political arena. Not to mention that it’s [...]
As with everything on the interwebtubes, I discovered SPR through a series of clicks. I saw that a fellow author, R.J. Keller, had “Liked” my Facebook page for Triune, and she was a mutual friend with fellow author Rob Kroese of Mercury Falls fame, so I looked at her website, which brought me to Backwords [...]
The first author who surprised me by self-publishing was James C. Moore. One would think an Emmy Award-winning former news correspondent and co-author of a book like “Bush’s Brain” would have no problem selling his exceptional fiction. I figured it was a fluke. Bad luck. Bad timing. But then I visited David Raterman’s website and saw that it was clearly happening again.
About a month ago, Craig Lancaster asked me if I’d like to be “the voice” for a book trailer he and RJ Keller were putting together for his upcoming collection. I’m not a voice actor, and I’m not a professional reader, but somehow, some way, word got around that I have a good recording voice. [...]