Tag Archives: self-publishing

OKAY, OKAY, HAVE IT YOUR WAY. HERE’S THE LINK TO MY TV INTERVIEW.

Regarding my interview on WEYW-TV’s Good Morning Florida Keys, where I bloviate about self-publishing with Jenna Stauffer, I’ve received thousands and thousands of letters and yes, telegrams, asking me, “Mike, please, please won’t you post a link to it on your website? And then can you get Gerry and the Pacemakers back together?” Well, I gave it […]

CHECKS IN THE MAIL!

Yesterday, I received two pieces of mail, each containing a check, that grabbed my attention. Not because they were checks, but because they conveyed a larger message. That they arrived on the same day adds to the irony. About three years ago, I got my first (and only) book deal with a small traditional publisher. […]

THE NEW YORK TSUNAMI OF SWILL CONTINUES; NYer Eric Felten holds his nose while dissing self-published authors

A guy named Eric Felten wrote a piece in last Friday’s Wall Street Journal blasting the world of self-publishing. Here’s an excerpt from it: It isn’t just the elusive prospect of riches that excites the untold thousands of hopefuls crowding into the new self-publishing space. They are buoyed by escaping the grim frustrations of trying […]

STILL MORE ON SELF-PUBLISHING

I drifted into The Kill Zone today and read John Gilstrap’s post on the future of big publisher advances to authors. The consensus was that the days of six and seven-figure advances are numbered. John went on to say that advances will probably shrink right down the line, to the point where only the biggest […]