You never know where a connection may be lurking. I have Moo cards of all my books, with the front cover on one side, in full color and almost exactly the same aspect ratio as the finished book, and my website and email address on the back. I’m far too willing to ask people, after [...]
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Longtime Los Angeles indie rock musician Bill See just released his new coming of age “docu-drama” memoir “33 Days.” This is a recent quick Q & A with him from his Miracle Mile home. Q. How did you come to self-publish? Did you try to get published traditionally? A. D.I.Y. is in my blood from [...]
First published on the Kindle Author Blog by David Wiseheart. I spoke with Myne Whitman, author of A Heart to Mend, about her novel, working with Author House, and self-publishing on Kindle. DAVID WISEHART: What can you tell us about your novel, A Heart to Mend? MYNE WHITMAN: A Heart to Mend narrates a love [...]
1. How did you come to self-publish? It’s an exciting time for self-publishers right now, especially in the digital arena. Not long ago the traditional route was the clear choice for fiction, but with the rise of online bookstores and now eBooks, it’s a tougher call. Since my book The Salbine Sisters has well-defined target [...]
For the last century, publishers controlled the means of book production and book distribution. If authors wanted to reach readers, they had no choice but to kneel before the publishing oligopolists who had the power to determine who got published, and what readers read. The system worked fantastically well for the publishers, [. . .] but less well for the authors they published, and even less well for the vast majority of authors who could never gain access to the cliquey club of the published.