Recent posts tagged self-publishing


2022


Towards A More Lovely Dog Biscuit Package

"What makes dog biscuit packaging an unworthy object of a designer's attention as opposed to a museum catalog?"

The Popligopoly

"When you’ve got a million movies to pick from, picking a safe, familiar option seems more sensible than gambling on an original." Discuss.

The Little Guys Have It Hardest

On indies avoiding the mistakes of mainstream publishing, 2022 edition.

The Big Kick

On Brandon Sanderson's big kick(start).

2021


The Loaves Are All Out Of The Oven

The whole of my back catalog has now been reissued under the Infinimata Press label. Pop your own champagne.

Fringe Benefits

In a field that's trend-driven, all the most interesting and truly groundbreaking work can only come from the fringes.

Independent's Daze

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?

How To Cover Yourself

My fifteen-minute guide to making professional-looking self-published book covers.

Punk You Very Much

The greatest liberation about doing it yourself: gleaning from it the freedom to figure out what you really want to fill your days with.

Move Fast And Publish Things

Here's a good article about the way novel lengths have been influenced by technology and marketing, with an except I found particularly enlightening:

2020


Waiting On Proof

Awaiting a proof copy of my new novel "The Fall Of The Hammer".

Publish Or Perish? Why Not Both?

On the ways self-publishing gets dinged as illegitimate, and how to rebut them.

DIY Or Die

When is it OK to say, "Screw the world, I'm'a do me"? And when is it just being a self-indulgent twerp?

2017


Do-It-Yourselfer Helper Dept.

On preparing 'Welcome To The Fold' for (self)-publication.

Henry Sez Dept.

Creative advice from a former Black Flagger.

2015


To Leap Over The Wall Dept.

Why "DIY or die" may not cut it anymore.

Time Has Come Today Dept.

Breaking news: 'Welcome to the Fold' will not be self-published. At least, not at first.

2014


Sometimes Middlemen Matter Dept.

Publishing companies: the unknown ideal.

The Curation Is Worse Than The Disease Dept.

Amazon's self-publishing program is no curation program.

Gentlemen, Start Your Photocopiers Dept.

Self-publishing shouldn't just be an excuse to recapitulate what exists.

2013


Look At All Those Type O's Dept.

On reissued e-books and copyediting. Or the lack thereof.

The Sounds Of Salesmen Dept.

What self-publishers need most: big data?

Big Picture, Little Picture Dept.

Why do we let the business of creativity pass into the hands of the most uncreative people around?

Indie Pandering Dept.

The little guys in creative fields are being just as lockstep and predictable as the big guys.

In Their Faces Dept.

Just "being a writer" isn't enough anymore -- and maybe it never was.


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