In a field that's trend-driven, all the most interesting and truly groundbreaking work can only come from the fringes.
Why is it that the indie scene in music is so much more forgiving of self-production, where the indie scene in literature is less so?
My fifteen-minute guide to making professional-looking self-published book covers.
The greatest liberation about doing it yourself: gleaning from it the freedom to figure out what you really want to fill your days with.
Here's a good article about the way novel lengths have been influenced by technology and marketing, with an except I found particularly enlightening:
Awaiting a proof copy of my new novel "The Fall Of The Hammer".
On the ways self-publishing gets dinged as illegitimate, and how to rebut them.
When is it OK to say, "Screw the world, I'm'a do me"? And when is it just being a self-indulgent twerp?
On preparing 'Welcome To The Fold' for (self)-publication.
Creative advice from a former Black Flagger.
Why "DIY or die" may not cut it anymore.
Breaking news: 'Welcome to the Fold' will not be self-published. At least, not at first.
Publishing companies: the unknown ideal.
Amazon's self-publishing program is no curation program.
Self-publishing shouldn't just be an excuse to recapitulate what exists.
On reissued e-books and copyediting. Or the lack thereof.
What self-publishers need most: big data?
Why do we let the business of creativity pass into the hands of the most uncreative people around?
The little guys in creative fields are being just as lockstep and predictable as the big guys.
Just "being a writer" isn't enough anymore -- and maybe it never was.
Can't please. Shouldn't try. But don't confuse that with blowing your toes off.
On self-publishing, self-promotion, and self-delusion.
I was wrong about the bottom falling out of e-book pricing, thank goodness.
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