This past Wednesday, December 2nd, both literally and figuratively, I suffered through my crappiest visit ever to New York City. I’d been looking forward to a day in Manhattan, culminating in the gala holiday party held by the Mystery Writers of America at the National Arts Club. I caught Amtrak’s 8:05 Empire Express from the… [Read More]
If you self-publish, will a conventional publisher want you?
“Can self-publishers sell their books to conventional publishers? Should they want to?” Jeff Herman poses this question in his Guide to Book Publishers, Editors & Literary Agents, which has an excellent chapter on self publishing. Yes they can, he says – but they may not want to. Herman’s book is perhaps the most highly… [Read More]
Authors weigh in on POD and self-publishing
My posts about print-on-demand and self-publishing have inspired many thought-provoking comments. Today I’m going to feature a few of the responses. First, the question I promised to answer in today’s post: With so little quality control in the POD field, how do you convince people your work is worth reading, let alone buying? The answer,… [Read More]
True confession time: I’m a POD person, I’m out and I’m proud!
Early in this blog’s brief history, I posted about my bipolar diagnosis, saying I’m out and I’m proud. Today’s post is about an aspect of my identity with perhaps even more stigma attached – I’ve published my two mysteries POD, or print-on-demand, rather than with a traditional publisher. A discussion on Murder Must Advertise got… [Read More]
Please visit my new pages!
I’ve just added three new pages to this blog. You’re cordially invited to visit, and to learn more about me and my two published mysteries, Mood Swing: The Bipolar Murders (2006) and Eldercide (2008). I’ll be tweaking the pages to improve the formatting, but at least the content is there, and I’m pleased to have learned… [Read More]