In the last couple of weeks, Barry Eisler, Joe Konrath, and Dean Wesley Smith have been discussing epublishing and self-publishing after Barry turned down a half million dollar publishing contract to self-publish. All three are best-selling traditionally published authors making the leap to self-publishing.
You can follow the conversations on the authors’ blogs:
Ebooks and Self-Publishing: A Conversation Between Authors Barry Eisler and Joe Konrath was posted on March 19, 2011 on both authors’ blogs:
Barry Eisler’s The Heart of the Matter
Joe Konrath’s A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing
On March 25th, Dean Wesley Smith entered the conversation on his blog:
The Writings and Opinions of Dean Wesley Smith
The conversations are extremely long and some of the language is, shall we say, colorful. However, the dialogue demonstrates the dramatic changes taking place in publishing today.