Category: Indie publishing

Paradigm shift

I used to think that authors who self-published didn’t have the literary chops to make it in the “real” publishing world. I have spent my whole intellectual life grasping for the gold ring of publication by the literary establishment, with everything that means to me—not retail sales but a modest succès d’estime: a half-page review in the New York Times Book Review, “Briefly Noted” in The New Yorker, perhaps a short interview on “Fresh Air.” Many people advised me to self-publish, and I always replied politely that I was too invested in the old system.

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