Self-publishing: some writers swear by it, others treat it like it’s a dirty word. The truth is, many writers and publishers self-publish something at some point in their career. And self-publishing isn’t new, even though the tools used to self-publish continue to change.
In this episode, Jason and I discuss the fraught history of self-publishing. We talk about the DIY art movements of the past, but we also cover what the future holds for DIYers. Is self-publishing finally mainstream? How hard is it for writers to get their name out there? What are some of the best examples of self-published and DIY publishers right now?
We discuss a lot of interesting stuff in this show – articles, books published online, and examples of self-publishing. Go check them out:
Pubslush – a crowdfunding service for writers (works a lot like Kickstarter).
Jason mentioned this excellent book for the self-starter who wants to do more than publish books: The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
If you need to find your own writer’s group in your area, check out Meetup.com.
Finally, what are some of the things you’ve seen self-published that you’ve enjoyed? Sound off in the comments or hit us up on Twitter: @criticalmargins