Thursday, July 7, 2016

My Latest Quora Answer on Self-Publishing

Yesterday, I was asked to answer this question: "What is your opinion on self-publishing? Are these books not as good as books from publishing houses?"

This is what I came up with.

The short version is that I think self-publishing is like a lot of life: it's what you make of it. Fiction writing is unregulated. Anyone can write but not everyone can write well. It's a craft, it's difficult, and it's important to get right. Self-publishing requires research about the publishing industry, including such mundane things as proper formatting, and also the will to see through the other non-literary aspects of releasing a book.

You can find me self-published on:

No comments:

Post a Comment