So, there’s this book I wrote. It’s all DIY. It’s called Revitalizing A Failed Tradition. What is it about, you say? Well, it’s about the intersection of western and Native American philosophy and lifeways. At the time I wrote it, I was in a sort of tight spot. I didn’t have access to my books–or much of anything besides my memory, knowledge and my computer with internet access. With those parameters, I wrote this book.
At the time I wrote it, I honestly felt crappy. I was a total loser. But–O did wrote this under such conditions. It’s a collection of essays by yours truly.
There’s an entire industry you should know about and it’s the publishing industry. The standard view is to not just “publish or perish” but to publish in certain “quality” outlets.
After a while, mulling this over, I think: Hey: If you want to write, why not self-publish? Many, many Great Authors in history did exactly that. And it’s not because they had no other option. There’s certainly things to be said about self-publishing, though it may not be the sole type of publishing for the future.
Self-publishing on Amazon is so simple, even I could do it! So, if you’re testing the waters, have a novel idea that doesn’t fit anywhere yet (or some other circumstance that prevents you from entering an agreement with a publisher), why not self-publish?