Link of the Week: @chuckwendig on Self-Publishing (or, Heh, Yeah)

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The link…in which Chuck Wendig says things I’ve been saying for a long long time about self-publishing, but with a lot more funny terms and a billion more readers.

As a sorta-reviewer, I’ve had to shut out almost all self-publishers and indie authors for precisely the reasons Wendig cites in his post.  And it’s frustrating, because I know there are some lovely authors in that sea, but you can’t honestly expect me to give up my time and energy reading mountains of legitimately crap books just to find the gems.  A while back, I got crapped on for suggesting this.  Now, I’m sure all the poop goodness is hanging out in Mr. Wendig’s backyard.

Oh, and I seriously mean there are good SPed books out there.  I’ve read some of them.  I’ve even bought some in recent memory.  I just don’t buy most of the SPed books out there for the same reason I don’t subscribe to every blog I come across.


About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric and Writing at Bemidji State University. He received his PhD in English from the University of Florida and studies science fiction, postcolonialism, digital fan cultures, and digital rhetoric.

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