I’m beginning to think I’d be a lot further along in the game of publishing had I taken this route 2 years ago. Hmmm…what do you think? Amanda Hocking did it quite successfully, and now Barry Eisler’s about to switch gears and self-publish.
Here are some links to peruse and contemplate. I’d love to know if you’d give a self-published romance novel a read even though there’s a certain stigma of inferiority attached to such literary works.
Nathan Bransford says: “Thanks to Barry’s [Eisler] wonderfully transparent conversation with Joe Konrath, we know he was offered $500,000 for two books, turned it down, and currently plans to (I believe) self-publish his e-books on Amazon with a price around $4.99, or via Smashwords.”
Self-publishing a book: 25 things you need to know by David Carnoy
Mr. Carnoy explains in great detail–easily readable–25 points for those considering the self-publishing route. Definitely some good food for thought.
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