I get why it’s tempting, but here are five good reasons I think you should not self-publish.
If the path to “traditionally” publishing a novel is so long, arduous, and uncertain, why not take the shorter and more certain route to self-publishing?
I’ve been beating around the bush for a while, but it’s official. I don’t like self-publishing. I think it’s bad for writers, and it’s bad for readers. I am opposed. Not in every circumstance. There are cases when self-publishing is a good thing, and the right choice: When an author just wants to get his […]
I haven’t been blogging much lately. I haven’t been Tweeting, and my Facebook activity has been diminished. I’m pleased to say this is partly because I’ve been writing. The rest is because of life – things are busy at work right now (which is good), I’m running my first full marathon in (checking calendar, feeling […]
Literary agent Colleen Lindsay this morning tweeted Laura Miller’s recent Salon article about how the future of literature will be shaped by e-book and on-demand print self-publishing services. Miller observes that these services promote themselves as a means to circumvent the “elite literary gatekeepers,” and that their customers are really authors, not readers. She points out, […]