Do I Want a Publisher? (Self-Publishing, Part 2)

A question I’m often asked when discussing my novel, The Trouble With Being God, or the book I’m currently working on is: who’s your publisher?” Of course, my answer is that I am my own publisher. Still, it doesn’t mean I never ask myself if I would rather be working with a “traditional” publisher. So when I pose the question “Do I Want a Publisher?” I’m really asking “Do I want to be published by a traditional publishing house who has multiple clients and an established place in the publishing…

Should I Self-Publish? (Part 1)

Please note this is first in a series. As most of you know, I work for an online publisher/retailer (albeit, for music publishing) and we sell several million dollars of downloadable content every year. Some of this is extremely popular, and some of it has a very small, but very devoted fanbase. Our top 20 sellers make up less than 10 percent of our sales. Most of our sales comes are of products that are quite far down the long tail (if you don’t know what that is, go read…