Folks, even if you aren’t interested in self-publishing, you’ll want to read “Self-Publishing Is the Future — and Great for Writers,” by self-publishing superstar Hugh Howey, writing in Salon.
This terrific piece of persuasive writing is a wonderful tribute to struggling artists of all kinds…musicians, painters, whatever. For writers, however, it may be the most compelling article yet on why self-publishing is a far superior option to traditional publishing — and why it offers you the best odds to make enough money to pay some bills, even if you don’t ever get rich. It is loaded with examples of “ordinary,” unknown writers who are doing just that.
Take a few moments to savor this brilliantly written essay. If this doesn’t convince you about the merits of “going indie,” nothing will.