Micro-published books are short, tight, and swift. A meaningful discussion of micro-publishing has been pushed aside during the ongoing tug-of-war between traditional publishing and independent publishing (self-publishing). But we are well beyond “everyone is a writer” at this point. We have progressed into “everyone is a publisher,” if they wish to be—and we have been living in this realm for some time already. Fortunately, micro-publishing benefits the industry as a whole by bringing some much-needed simplicity and directness into a publishing equation that is often weighted down by its own complexity and contracts. And it also benefits you, the writer.
Is it possible to successfully publish and sell your e-books—without a platform—as long as you choose the right genre?
Is it possible that all the changes happening in publishing can be encapsulated by a conversation about self-publishing?
Bestselling author Michael J. Sullivan proposes that publishers give authors permission to send free ebooks to readers who have purchased print editions.
In Writing on the Ether, Porter Anderson looks at the revelation of J.K. Rowling’s pseudonym for The Cuckoo’s Calling and implications for publishing.
This infographic breaks down the key 5 publishing paths, their value to authors, the potential pitfalls, and examples of each.
Today’s guest post is by Judy L. Mandel, author of the Replacement Child, forthcoming from Seal Press in March 2013. I asked her to tell the story of self-publishing her memoir, which ultimately led to a traditional book deal from Seal. Most authors don’t give any credence to luck, but they lie. Luck has so [...]