Interviews with indie authors, publishers and book service providers in the self-publishing realm

A Journey in Self-Publishing

Recently, I published my first book, Managing Behind the Wall: Lessons in Leadership from Inside the Big Box. It’s a book that talks about some of the lessons I learned inside big box retail as I spent nearly five years on the front line of the largest retailer in the world.…

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Waiting for Karl Rove – Self-Publishing Controversial Books

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.…

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James Frey Self-Publishes

James Frey (A Million Little Pieces) has self-published his most recent novel.  Not really a POD/Kindle kind of venture – more like a boutique, art book, but a novel.  Significant because self-publishing is no longer just a fall-back plan, or even a way to make more money, but it’s a way for writers to experiment.…

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Author Interview: Will Granger

Hi! I’m the author of Anabar’s Run, book #1 in my Anabar Trilogy.

Sixteen-year-old Anabar has less than twelve hours to get to the capital city. This is the final test in his training to become a member of the Scouts, a band of ruthless swordsmen sworn to defend their nation.…

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Author Interview: Jim Wills

I’m new here, but not to Indie publishing.  As an introduction, answers to the questions on this site follow.

  1. I worked as a developmental trade editor, professional business writer for more than twenty years; got me nowhere in fiction land, so I went Indie.

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Interview: Theresa Moore

1. How did you come to self-publish? Did you try to get published traditionally?
When I was a teenager I started writing short stories and did not think about getting published until I was about 18. I studied up on the principles of publishing and sent my first manuscript off to an agent.…

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Q & A: Dick Peterson (By the Light: A Novel of Serial Homicide)

Q. How did you come to self-publish?

A. When I completed By the Light:  A Novel of Serial Homicide, I merged into the insane traffic on the traditional publishing highway.  My thought at the time was that the only way I could validate myself as a writer would be to entice an agent to represent me and for that agent to entice a publisher to cause my story to appear on bookshelves across the land.…

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An Interview with Chris Wimpress

My novel ‘Joe is Online’ is probably the first piece of fiction in the world which was written FOR e-readers.  It works on a Kindle – in fact it looks great on a Kindle and an iPad.  ‘Joe is Online’ consists entirely of digital documents – blogs, emails, webchat logs, diary entries and websites.  …

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