J. A. Konrath

There Is Money To be Made in Self-Publishing. So Make It.

Q: How would I define the self-published author? A: Four parts fearless, three parts writer, two parts entrepreneur, and one part dreamer — with a sprinkle of pioneer spirit thrown in for good measure. While self-publishing a novel does begin with the work of a writer, it is actually a business. A small business. A start-up business. A messy, complicated, time-absorbing business, located in uncharted territory, offering up no guarantees of any kind. That’s where the fearless part comes in. The continued and steady growth of the ebook market is a recognizable indicator that our tireless, irrepressible American ingenuity is on the loose again. Lovely. For those ready to wade in the waters, all signals show there are profits to be made. Major opportunities are exploding in every direction, an...