I thought I'd share this as a frequent topic on these forums is the question of self-publication. Since amazon can be a very large part of a self-published author's publication plan, I found this debate interesting.
The debate was held on NPR's Intelligence Squared, which does a very good job of presenting both sides of an issue. While I won't discuss the podcast for fear of presenting a bias, the discussion does broach on a number of topics that I found incredibly enlightening: whether e-books promote quantity over quality, how self-publishing affects both the reader and the writer, and the concept of Amazon's influence over book promotion are just a few of the topics broached.
I encourage anyone thinking about self-publishing to listen:
Hello Everybody! Cheers!My name is Lotus (my friends call me Lot) and I am writing YA Steampunk. One day, I'd like to be published and perhaps my current project will yield such results. Perhaps not. I would like to be a Beta reader for a steampunk…Continue
Hello everyone,I wanted to introduce myself very briefly as a new member. My name is Sean Burnside and I'm an aspiring new author. I am not -however- a young author by any means. I postpone my youthful dreams as a storytelling due to a series of…Continue
Hello all,As a Newbie to the site I am amazed by the wide variety of experience I see represented here. I'd like to ask if any of you have found a reputable Self-Publisher or Print-on-Demand company. I'm making my first serious attempt at having a…Continue
Hello everyone and Thank You for allowing me in. I joined the site just a few days ago and I am impressed with what I have seen. I only recently "discovered" the world of Steampunk and I am excited about trying my hand/pen at this delightful…Continue
Now available in every e-format! “The Steamkettle Kids Save The Day”, a short story for pre-teens. 21 pages, 99 cents! If you are gifting a lucky young person with a reader this Christmas, why not gift them with a story to read as well?“Welcome to…Continue
Members in the New England area, take note: Mrs. Hawking, a steampunk-themed play revolving around the proto-feminist activities of the title character, will open in Boston on January 16th, 2015. Full information is available at …Continue
Hi folks,I'm another writer.However, I eschew the common Victorian tropes and have created a different world.The main city is Sar-Chona, it sits on a long isthmus between an eastern and western continent. To the south is a large ocean - the…Continue
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