Monday, March 18, 2013

Absolute Write and Self Publishing.

Whether or not I'm going to catch heat for this remains to be seen, but this is my blog, and freedom of the press and all that still stands, right? So here goes.

I'm a semifrequent poster on Absolute Write, and by no means am I considering the self publisher route. I might down the road if I can't find an agent for the Steampunk I'm working on, or the novella currently lurking at the back of my hard drive is to short, and that it might be.

Now, I absolutely love Absolute Write, and there Share Your Work/Query Letter Hell sections have been invaluable to me.

Anyhow, I've lurked around the self publishing boards there because I was curious about the process. I've noticed that some of the users are, to phrase it nicely, prejudiced, against self publishing. I was wondering if I was imagining that so I did some googling and found some interesting things.

Namely that two users (I'm sure it's more than two, but those are the most prolific) have been banned while discussing selfpublishing on the board.

I just find it odd that these two did nothing against the rules and were both banned, but other members of the forum called them "hostile" when they were anything but.

Anyhow, that's just a random musing.

And now a random video:
Please note, it contains profanity.

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