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I am a cultist. At least, that’s what a guy writing in Salon implies. But no, not for my individualist politics or philosophy. Only because I’m a strong proponent of self-publishing. “Self-Publishing Has Become a Cult,” his article declares. … Continue reading →
REPEATED: FOR READERS AND WRITERS NEAR ANNAPOLIS AND MARYLAND’S EASTERN SHORE: I’ll speak on “How You Can Succeed as a Self-Published Author,” on Thursday, May 30, 7-9 p.m., at Queen Anne’s County Free Library, 121 South Commerce Street, Centreville, … Continue reading →
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 … Continue reading →
Some time ago, I published a piece telling aspiring authors “Ten Reasons You Should Skip Traditional Publishers and Self-Publish Ebooks Instead.” Yet despite the clear advantages of “indie” over “traditional” publishing, the prospect of “DIY” publishing still scares the … Continue reading →
Here is an inspiring story of one man’s courage to stick by his guns against an entrenched establishment and decades of stale traditions; to refuse sell his soul and his long-term rational self-interest, even for over a million bucks; and … Continue reading →
Back in 2010, when I was first contemplating the idea of writing and self-publishing novels, two bloggers were most influential in prompting me to take the plunge. One was Robin Sullivan, wife of bestselling fantasy author Michael J. Sullivan. … Continue reading →
The occasional story of breakout success by a first-time author (e.g., moi) often engenders fantasies of instant bestsellerdom among aspiring authors. Each thinks that his pathway to the top of the NYT list will be assured by his first … Continue reading →
Stop the presses! “CBS Sunday Morning” discovers self-publishing. Like many in the mainstream media (aka “MSM”), these people discover and report stories several years after everyone else is already aware of them. In my case, I learned about the … Continue reading →
I’ve just been interviewed by Denise Wy in her blog “Successilism,” devoted to publishing success stories from people in different walks of life. It is probably the longest, and undoubtedly the most probing and personal, interview I’ve yet conducted with … Continue reading →
Allan Leverone is a 2012 Derringer Award winner for excellence in short mystery fiction and the author of four novels. These include the Amazon Top 25 overall bestseller THE LONELY MILE (StoneHouse Ink), as well as the thriller FINAL … Continue reading →