We found it interesting that famed author Anne Rice shared a link via Facebook yesterday from an April 16 New York Times article, New Publisher Authors Trust: Themselves by Leslie Kaufman. The article (view full text in the link) discusses Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and author David Mamet’s decision to self-publish his newest work, despite being an NYT best-seller with his previous work.
In the article, Mamet told the Times, “Basically I am doing this because I am a curmudgeon… and because publishing is like Hollywood — nobody ever does the marketing they promise.”
Kaufman went on to explain, “The announcement by ICM and Mr. Mamet suggests that self-publishing will begin to widen its net and become attractive also to more established authors. For one thing, as traditional publishers have cut back on marketing, this route allows well-known figures like Mr. Mamet to look after their own publicity.”
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Huffington Post weighed in on this topic in an article earlier this year, Why Traditionally Published Authors Are Going Indie by Sabrina Ricci. Ricci claims that publishers are going indie “…for a variety of reasons—some because they were unhappy with their publishers’ marketing efforts, others because their publishers no longer wanted to publish their books. But after talking to six traditionally published authors who have since turned to self-publishing, it became clear they all had one common motive for making the switch: they wanted control.”
Forbes.com, via a recent article by Suw Charman-Anderson, summed it up best: “But it’s not just a matter of writing a book, throwing it up on Amazon and waiting for the opportunities to roll in. The downside is that you have to learn new skills such as marketing, as well as the craft of writing.”
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