A candid look at the world of self-publishing, the cruel reality all the publishing platforms and vanity presses try to conceal. Four million books are published every year, so how will anyone find yours and why would they take a chance and pay twenty bucks for an author they've never heard of? I've been an indie publisher for over 30 years and it's getting tougher and tougher to secure a spot for my books in stores, or obtain a review from a legitimate publication (and, unlike many authors/publishers, I adamantly refuse to pay for reviews or glowing blurbs). A splash of cold water thrown in the face of wannabe hacks, but a call to arms for serious writers who choose self-publishing to protect the integrity and honesty of their books by doing it their way.
Note: In this episode I plug the brilliant contributions of my longtime cover designer, Chris Kent. To check out some of his artwork, have a look here.
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