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jamiehall
11-15-2007, 09:24 AM
This is the latest big news in self-publishing. The blogs are reportedly going crazy over it.
Here's the Wall Street Journal article that started all the fuss (http://online.wsj.com/public/article_print/SB119491241020490592.html) and the Writer Beware blog post where Ben Bosah just commented (http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2007/11/victoria-strauss-lessons-for-self.html). The rest is easy to find with google (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22ben+bosah%22&btnG=Google+Search).

jamiehall
01-01-2008, 11:37 PM
I wanted to point out an excellent article (http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0HST/is_5_6/ai_n6276346) (originally pointed out by Rllgthunder (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/member.php?u=8931) in this post (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1924874&postcount=7387)).

Strongbear
01-02-2008, 01:02 AM
So a lot of it is about teamwork and whether the self-published author can work with the corporation and fit in with their goals? And it's not really down to sales, since those self-published authors who have been successful aren't always taken on whereas those with fewer sales have been?

Hmm. That's interesting. It seems it is something to do with the market buzz however that the book has generated.

jamiehall
01-02-2008, 03:09 AM
So a lot of it is about teamwork and whether the self-published author can work with the corporation and fit in with their goals? And it's not really down to sales, since those self-published authors who have been successful aren't always taken on whereas those with fewer sales have been?

Hmm. That's interesting. It seems it is something to do with the market buzz however that the book has generated.

I don't really understand it myself. But it is nice to hear from "big publisher" industry insiders, who usually don't have much to say on the subject.

jamiehall
01-16-2008, 07:20 AM
The article is Salem author self-publishes herself into a novel $2m payday (http://www.boston.com/ae/books/articles/2008/01/13/salem_author_self_publishes_herself_into_a_novel_2 m_payday/).