Frank Schaeffer (Via Passive Guy) discusses why he is choosing to self-publish vs. going with his traditional publisher. Pretty much all the same reasons that are usually cited, offering some credence that even established authors aren’t entirely happy with the status quo.
Michael J Sullivan and Paul S. Kemp discuss how much they’ve earned as authors on GalleyCat. Living the dream, folks.
Kristine Katherine Rusch discusses writing one story in three novels, and the implications of that type of endeavor. It’s interesting once you realize you don’t have to write things they way they’ve always been done. I’ve seriously considered writing something almost like a tv series with monthly episodes instead of a whole book. I just haven’t been able to be disciplined enough to make sure I do that yet.
Lindsay Buroker has announced her new book. It is a first for her, an urban fantasy story that sounds fantastic. If you post a comment, you also have a chance of getting it free. Beyond looking really interesting and Ms. Buroker being a fantastic author, this gives a good idea of how to go about a book contest.
David Wilk on Digital Book World discusses the positive economics of bundling ebooks. Very good and well thought out, he also addresses the hesitancy of publishers to do this. That’s important because many publishers are consistently refusing to do business in any other way than they always have, essentially stating that what is good for other businesses and industries does not apply to them. Just so you know, businesses who look over the fence and say “that’s not going to happen to me” are usually the next ones on the chopping block.
That’s all, folks! Enjoy your weekend!