11.11: Self Publishing in 2016, with Michaelbrent Collings
Recorded live at LTUE, Michaelbrent Collings guest-starred for a discussion about self publishing. The landscape continues to change, and Collings is fully engaged in it.
He begins by stressing the importance of truly understanding the craft of writing—every professional writer needs this—and then talks turkey about Kindle Direct, Bookbub, formats and lengths, output, available resources, publicity activities, and what kinds of things new writers should commit to spending money on.
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Credits: This episode was recorded live by Daniel Thompson, and mastered by Alex Jackson.
Homework: Take the first line from any book, and turn it into a scary line. Then take the scary line and create two separate short stories using it.
Thing of the week: Strangers, by Michaelbrent Collings, narrated by Jeffrey Kafer.
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