Thursday, May 31, 2012

Evaluating my foray into the wild-west-world of self-publishing

Today, I have a guest post up on the wonderful #amwriting blog, at the behest of its founder, Johanna Harness.

Have a look--some wonderful content there, including topics on writing craft, pieces of flash fiction, and industry news.

My post is about expectations and my experience in self-publishing

When writers speak of gatekeepers, this is the guard at the gate: will this book earn more than the cost of its production and distribution? If the belief is yes, the gate is opened. The problem is, of course, that the track record of our guard at the gate is not all that good. So many wonderful books are not published and many books that are published, whether good or not, may not do well in the marketplace.

That makes for grumpy gatekeepers and frustrated authors.   (read more here. . .)

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