Every day more and more authors are experimenting with e-publishing their works. Either through Kindle or other sites like Smashwords; either on their own or through a publisher; either publishing their back catalog or all new and original works.
Some sites make self-publishing seem like Amway or one of those find your fortune, wealth management seminars in the conference room of the local hotel filled with pep talks, fired up motivational speeches and self congratulatory cheers. “You too can be a millionaire!” they all shout and even if you’ve never written a novel you feel as if you could. An alleged Amway slogan is “Logic isn’t contagious; excitement is.” These are my impressions only because the bottom line is that, for me, it feels like an echo chamber.
Regardless of your position on e-publishing it’s hard to ignore what’s happening. In an attempt to explore the landscape over the next few days Spinetingler will present a series of Q&A’s with authors who have dipped their toes in to the waters of e-publishing.
The participants are:
Chuck Wendig, author of Irregular Creatures (interview here)
Chris Holm, author of 8 Pounds (interview here)
Anthony Neil Smith, author of Choke on Your Lies (interview here)
Allan Guthrie, author of Bye Bye Baby
Tom Piccirilli, author of Nightjack (interview here)
Dave Zeltserman, author of Blood Crimes
Lee Goldberg (interview here)
We asked these authors a similar set of questions and the variety of their answers are interesting and hopefully add some more voices to the conversation.
Look for the first interview in a couple of hours.