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Repost: Cory Doctorow on Zen and the Art of Self-Publishing

An interesting article from Cory Doctorow over at Publishers Weekly about the perils of self-publishing.

I write these words on a Friday having just recently finished and sent off my next YA novel, Pirate Cinema, to all the agents, editors, friends, first readers, and fact-checkers who’ve been awaiting it. I believe it is a good novel. In fact,
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Writers as Car Accidents in Progress

Watched a wannabe author explode hissef today, yea I did.

He emailed a mouthful of abuse to several members of staff of an independent bookstore, and cc’d it to a whole bunch of other folk. Carrying on coz they wouldn’t stock his self-published tome.

What have I said before about being professional? About respecting the business decisions of others? About not burning bridges? Maintaining
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This is a great article about self-publishing and its pitfalls. It lives here http://criminalbrief.com/?p=6990.

This is one of the things I deal with on a day-to-day basis, and listening to people who’ve been taken in by the less scrupulous members of the community. Don’t get me wrong, self-publishing can and does provide an excellent opportunity for people wanting to publish outside
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