My duties and responsibilities as writer-in-residence at the Blount County Public Library (Maryville, Tennessee) continue to evolve. On the first Saturday of October, I will be offering a half-day workshop on getting started with self-publishing. If you’re in the area and are interested in this topic, sign up here: http://www.blountlibrary.org/FormCenter/Public-Library-9/Introduction-to-SelfPublishing-OCTOBER-6-111 Here’s the description: Introduction to • Read More »
Archives: self publishing
Author Gene Doucette offers a lucid account of the ‘collective insanity of the publishing industry’March 2, 2016 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: self publishing.
Fantasy Author Gene Doucette has posted one of the clearest and most lucid account of the “collective insanity” of the publishing industry to date. (Source: The collective insanity of the publishing industry – Gene Doucette) Traditional publishers are desperately fighting to maintain an economic model that in the world of ebooks, digital access and independent • Read More »
Author: I didn’t want to resort to self-publishing, but it’s an exhilarating changeFebruary 24, 2016 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: books, editing, writers, writing.
Louise Walters: My debut novel did very well with conventional publishers, but they weren’t interested in the ‘difficult second’ – so I’m going it alone Source: I didn’t want to resort to self-publishing, but it’s an exhilarating change Louise Walters describes what it’s like to have a second novel turned down after success with a • Read More »
A straight-forward defense of self publishingAugust 11, 2015 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: journalism, self publishing, writing.
Gene Doucette has a pretty straight-forward defense of self-publishing for those who think that getting a traditional publisher makes your work somehow “better.” Worth the read: The Self-Published Authors Standing On Your Lawn | G. Doucette For reasons I’ve never been entirely clear on, when the newspaper industry began its slow decline, the very best version of • Read More »
Pronoun, a new way to self-publish — maybeJune 18, 2015 | By Jim Stovall | Comments Off on Pronoun, a new way to self-publish — maybe | Filed in: books, self publishing, writing.
Update: Lots more skepticism about Pronoun in the blogosphere. See the comments here at The Passive Voice. (Posted June 19, 2015) … Pronoun, a site and system that helps authors self publish, has announced a new manifesto — How to fix book publishing — and has raised $3.5 million in its efforts to do so. • Read More »
Self publishing success story from author Stephanie BondMay 22, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: Home, self publishing.
This says it all. Stephanie Bond: “If I had any qualms about leaving traditional publishing, they were settled last fall: the royalty check I received from my publisher representing six months of sales for over 40 projects was less than I’d made the previous day in KDP royalties for about 12 books.”