Self-publishing: John Ashbery, Czeslaw Milosz… and you

    A few more points, my friends, about why you might consider self-publishing … if/when you're ready. Here you'll find some statements (in boldface) culled from arguments in a recent Call of the Siren post against self-publishing ("Self-publish, are you crazy?"). Each is followed by a paragraph-length rebuttal that (I hope) provides some understanding ... … Continue reading Self-publishing: John Ashbery, Czeslaw Milosz… and you

Self-publish, are you crazy? The cons

  Why on earth would you ever want to self-publish your book? Are you crazy? Here, my friends, are some reasons why you shouldn't. *** Reason 1: You might have a very good story to share, but do you know what will happen if you self-publish your book?  It will get lost. It will disappear, … Continue reading Self-publish, are you crazy? The cons

Books, books, books: It’s time to show us your shelves!

So what's on your bookshelves? Jilanne Hoffmann and I would like to know. What you see (above) is a corner of my decent collection -- decent, but definitely not crazy. I followed a strict diet a few years ago and passed along multiple boxes of books to a very grateful local library. I know, this … Continue reading Books, books, books: It’s time to show us your shelves!