Self-publishing—easy. Right?

Self-publishing—easy. Right? Write a book. Submit to a print-on-demand/book distribution service. Reap fame and fortune. Not. I’m a self-publisher. I’ve self-published three books—two novels and a technical programming book. I’ve co-published three Japanese-style mangas. I have more books in development. I can assure you.…

Thinking About Computers

It’s easy to summarize our plight and challenge as self-publishers: So much to do. So little time. No matter how much time we carve out of a 24-hour day to research, write, publish, and market books, there’s always more to do. And more, we likely have lives to…

Trade Quality and Why it Matters

Many self-publishers generate revenue and attract a fan base with ebooks. Ebooks certainly have exacting quality concerns of their own which I may delve into in a later post. But, here, I’m reflecting on print. Drop into your favorite bookstore. Pick any work of fiction or narrative nonfiction off…