In episode four it’s time to tackle self publishing. Should you? What should you do about creating e-pub files? How about cover art? Can you ensure that your text is good enough? We even answered some of these questions!

Guests:
Zack Ricks
JP Losier
Timothy Ward
David Sobkowiak and Laura Frechette of Scrivener’s Circle and Prisoners of the Alliance

Mentioned:
Pub It
Smashwords
Validate your e-pubs.
Penguin books covers
Joe Konrath’s Acquisitions Editor
Donna Mugavero – Mentioned her (though not by name) regarding book layout and design.
Alex White’s Gearheart
Cover art rant

3 Comments

  • Jeff Hite says:

    Ok, I have to disagree with Zach on one thing. He says that I think any author would be happy to have someone make a two h our ad for their book and call it a movie. (I’m paraphrasing here.) Think about classic examples of this. Armageddon is a movie based on “The Hammer of God.” by Arthur C. Clarke he sued to get his name taken out of the credits because it was no longer his story and he didn’t want those pictures on the reprint of his book. I know this is a little off topic, but what do you do about things like that?

    • Zach says:

      Well, that’s a good point. I think it’s different if you’re someone who’s new and building an audience, or if you’re Arthur C. Clarke, so that’s an issue, I think. And there’s always someone looking to buck the trend. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • admin says:

    Yeah I think it all depends on how the treatment gets handled. That’s why estates of writers like Tolkien and Dahl and apparently very careful about how their stories get treated.

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