Sunday, December 18, 2005
How To Self-Publish: David Moody's Autumn
David Moody is my hero. He managed to create his own publishing company through clever promotion and good writing. Basically, he wrote a zombie post-apocalyptic novel called Autumn which no one would publish. So he turned his unpublished novel into an e-book that he gives away for free. And who doesn't want free stuff, right? Then he wrote a bunch of sequels to the free book which you have to pay for. Once you've gotten into the first one, you're more likely to pay for the others. That built-in audience made it cost-effective to self-publish the sequels himself and keep the profits. Not only has he managed to get his books into print, but he's taken that momentum and funnel it into non-Autumn-related novels. Brilliant. I so wish I could do that. Maybe I will. To be continued...
You can check out some of my scifi series Nexus on its own blog, too.