Archives: self publishing

Self-publishing workshop at Blount County Public Library, Oct. 6, 2018

August 28, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: books, self publishing, writing.

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 »

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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 »

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Author: I didn’t want to resort to self-publishing, but it’s an exhilarating change

February 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 »

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A straight-forward defense of self publishing

August 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 »

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Pronoun, a new way to self-publish — maybe

June 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 »

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