[Disclaimer: I have a day job. I don’t support myself with my writing. I just have a great time doing it.]
Anyone can publish.
I know because I have. My literary training consists of enjoying books. So I write books I would like to read. I have no formal training in writing, editing or publishing. . My booklist is only four volumes long: Two through a small press printing house and two are self-published. Granted my ‘self-published’ are by nature different than my full-length novels. Chaos Children is a short story written as a compliment to Solstice Night, a paranormal romance. All the Lovely Creatures is an anthology by the GoodReads group Paranormal & Horror Lovers. Both were written with the intent of being ‘free reads’ and written for the sheer pleasure of writing and sharing one’s work. The site I used to distribute my works to the world is Smashwords. The site is very user friendly with tons of free services.
Ebooks are a growing sector of the book market. The percentages vary depending on who is writing the report. Last Sunday my husband and I were watching CBS Sunday Morning as we typically do. The show is a collection of the random, trivial and delightfully mundane. This week the headline shorty was:
- Authors exercise their “write” to self-publish (cbsnews.com)
- Article of the week: In Their Own Write (themodernmanuscript.wordpress.com)