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Self-Publishing Perspectives: A Successful Author, Agent, and Publisher Discuss the Revolution in Progress

11.01.13

Self-published author Jennifer Ciotta, literary agent Kristin Nelson, and independent publishing entrepreneur Richard Nash discuss the creative opportunities, challenges, and rewards of self-publishing.

The Savvy Self-Publisher: Vinnie Mirchandani’s The New Polymath

by Debra W. Englander

The Practical Writer

March/April 2016

<p>Can the publishing industry’s traditional business model compete with today’s marketplace? The president of a technology advisory firm and self-published author tries to answer that question through an analyst’s lens. Literary agent Cynthia Zigmund and publicist Rob Nissen weigh in.</p>

The Savvy Self-Publisher: Portland 2015

Publishing veteran Debra Englander leads a conversation with self-published author William Hertling, editor Jessica Page Morel, and book publicist Jessica Glenn about the opportunities available to independent authors as well as the challenges they face, at Poets & Writers Live in Portland, Oregon, on October 17, 2015.

Pushcart Prize Turns Forty

Online Only, posted 11.12.15

The Pushcart Prize, a venerable nonprofit award series and press, released its fortieth-anniversary prize anthology this month. On the eve of its release party, Poets & Writers staff looked into the history of the prize, and what has kept "one of the last bastions of non-corporate writing" alive and well over the years.

The Savvy Self-Publisher: William Hertling’s Avogadro Corp

by Debra W. Englander

The Practical Writer

November/December 2015

<p>A successful self-published novelist talks about how he used his background in programing and knowledge of artificial intelligence to write and market his best-selling techno thriller series. Editor Jessica Page Morrell and publicist Jessica Glenn weigh in and give advice to burgeoning self-publishers.</p>

The Savvy Self-Publisher: Clayton Smith's Apocalypticon

by Debra W. Englander

The Practical Writer

July/August 2015

<p>Clayton Smith has self-published several books, including his latest novel, <i>Apocalypticon</i>, and used his experiences to cofound Dapper Press, a company that provides essential services like editing, design, and promotion to self-published authors. Editor Kim Bookless and publicist Lissy Peace weigh in on Smith’s process, and such self-publishing necessities.</p>

The Savvy Self-Publisher: San Francisco 2015

Publishing veteran Debra Englander gives an overview of the self-publishing process, followed by a conversation with literary agent Ted Weinstein—who represents Keith Devlin, NPR's Math Guy and author of numerous traditionally published books as well as the self-published title Leonardo and Steve: The Young Genius Who Beat Apple to Market by 800 Years—and publicist Amy Packard about the opportunities available to independent authors as well as the challenges they face.

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