Weekly has a short piece on John Edgar Wideman’s upcoming story
collection, Briefs: Stories for
the Palm of the Mind, which is being self-published and sold on Lulu. This is
notable, of course, because Wideman is a long-established writer with many
awards and honors to his credit, including the International PEN/Faulkner Award
for both Sent for You Yesterday (1984) and Philadelphia Fire (1990) and a
National Book Critics Circle nomination for Brothers and Keepers (1984).
Keith Staskiewicz connects the dots: If more established writers turn to
do-it-yourself publishing, “Authors would clearly exercise greater control over
their work, its distribution, and, importantly, its price.”
What do you think?
(Thanks to Andre Becker of Gotham Writers' Workshop for bringing this piece to my attention!)
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re: Self-publishing’s growing influence
Wed, Mar 24 2010 7:52 PM
Oh, I can see badly editing books being in the future of lulu.