Recently, con artists have taken to impersonating real editors, agents, or filmmakers from reputable organizations to extort large payments from unsuspecting authors. Literary professionals share advice on spotting and reporting scams.
Nita Wiggins describes writing and self-publishing Civil Rights Baby: My Story of Race, Sports, and Breaking Barriers in American Journalism, and an agent and a publicist add their perspectives and offer self-publishing advice.
This collection of case studies in self-publishing offers independent authors advice, warnings, encouragement, and inspiration.
Nikki Peoples describes how she self-published her sci-fi novel, The Station. An editor and a publicist give their advice on reaching more readers, leveraging the power of social media, and finding the right team of publishing professionals.
The literary agent answers questions about how to seek representation as a self-published author, break into the agenting business, and more.
Marlen Suyapa Bodden describes self-publishing her historical novel Arrows of Fire and hiring editorial and publishing professionals during the process. A publisher and a marketer weigh in with additional advice for engaging with readers.
A historical novelist discusses her experiences in self-publishing; an editor and publicist weigh in.
An entrepreneur self-publishes a book about the failure of his business. An editor and publicist weigh in.
Vinnie Kinsella shares the process of self-publishing an essay anthology, Fashionably Late: Gay, Bi, and Trans Men Who Came Out Later in Life. An editor and a publicist weigh in.
Whether you end up distributing your own prose or poetry at a reading or collecting the work of your friends in limited editions, these instructions on how to create and bind your own chapbooks offer hours of bookmaking fun.