Monday, May 01, 2006

Is self-publishing the illegal immigration of writing?

And does it have to be?

Discuss it among yourselves...

I'll be back -- touch wood -- tomorrow to weigh in on this topic. And start to catch up on about a month's worth of thought-dreams.

And, as the rest of Southern California goes crazy on this, the day of the big boycott, I think this Canadian immigrant will piss off everybody -- I'm not only going to go to work and shop, but maybe I'll buy the new Los lobos collection.

After all, I'm a friggin' immigrant, too. And a one-time self-publisher.

Hell, let 'em wonder...

2 Comments:

Blogger Stacey Cochran said...

I think self-publishing is the pulps of our generation.

If you've written eight or more novels and have been completely roadblocked by 5+ more years of rejection, self-publish your work, get it into the system, sell your 100 copies and keep moving forward.

Put out at least a book a year, until you build up a readership that impresses traditionals and earns you a publisher.

It may take ten-twenty years, but just stay with it. Be consistent, do good work, and get it out there.

Stacey

11:13 AM, May 13, 2006  
Blogger glen davis said...

To be honest, I don't think much of the analogy. If anything, self publishing is the talk radio of publishing. There's a small number of houses that control publishing, not letting anything they don't like get published. Self publishers get different viewpoints out to the public, doing what the publishing houses say they do bu don't.

6:21 PM, May 16, 2006  

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