Horror Roundtable 12 – The Nuts and Bolts of Self-Publishing
When: 12 September, 2013
Time: 3pm EST (use the Time Zone Converter to find your local time)
The Nuts and Bolts of Self-publishing
This is not another discussion (= argument) on the merits or otherwise of self-publishing vs traditional publishing, but an actual nuts and bolts chat covering how you go about self-publishing. What things should you look at, what needs to be done, to ensure your book is as good as it can be, and available in all the right places? What mistakes do some self-published writers make that hurt their careers and turn others off going down this route?
We will be starting this Roundtable with the view that you are planning on self-publishing, and will take it from there.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR THIS ROUNDTABLE: no comments will be allowed that deride those who plan on self-publishing, nor those that seek to belittle self-published works. As it says above, this is not another discussion on the merits of self-publishing; please take those arguments elsewhere. All comments should stick to the topic and offer advice on self-publishing, or they will be deleted and the the user blocked.
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Joe Nassise is the author of more than twenty novels, including the internationally bestselling TEMPLAR CHRONICLES series, the JEREMIAH HUNT trilogy, and the GREAT UNDEAD WAR series. He has also written several books in the popular Rogue Angel action-adventure series.
His work has been nominated for both the Bram Stoker Award and the International Horror Guild Award and has been translated into half a dozen languages to date. He has written for both the comic and role-playing game industries and also served two terms as president of the Horror Writers Association, the world’s largest organization of professional horror and dark fantasy writers.
Joe has successfully been indie-publishing both backlist and frontlist titles since late 2010 and regularly teaches a class on doing so at Litreactor.com.
Michaelbrent Collings is a #1 bestselling novelist and screenwriter and one of Amazon’s Most Popular Horror Writers. His bestsellers include Strangers, Darkbound, Apparition, The Haunted, The Loon, and the YA fantasy series The Billy Saga (beginning with Billy: Messenger of Powers).
He hopes someday to develop superpowers, and maybe get a cool robot arm.
Michaelbrent has a wife and several kids, all of whom are much better looking than he is (though he admits that’s a low bar to set), and much MUCH cooler than he is (also a low bar).
Michaelbrent also has a Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/MichaelbrentCollings and can be followed on Twitter through his username @mbcollings. Follow him for awesome news, updates, and advance notice of sales. You will also be kept safe when the Glorious Revolution begins!
Graeme Reynolds was born in England in 1971. Over the years, he has been an electronic engineer in the Royal Airforce, worked with special needs children and spent a summer as a teenage mutant ninja turtle.
He started writing in 2008, and has had over thirty short stories published in various ezines and anthologies before self publishing his first novel, High Moor, in 2011, and the sequel, Moonstruck in 2013.
When he is not breaking computers for money, he hides in a remote Welsh valley and dreams up new ways to offend people with delicate sensibilities.
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