Another subversive author

Check out this video about self-publishing from my new hero, Mr. Darryl Sloan.

“The real judge of you as an author is not these editors, it’s your readers.”

“Self publishing is the salvation of the publishing industry.”
–Darryl Sloan


About R.J. Keller

R. J. Keller is the author of Waiting For Spring. An avid independent movie enthusiast, she was Managing Editor of The Movie Fanatic website and created episodes of the writer-centric YouTube series, Inside The Writers' Studio, with author Kristen Tsetsi. She co-hosted Book Chatter with Stacey Cochran from 2011-2014. She lives in Central Maine with her family, where she enjoys gardening, collecting geeky memorabilia, and watching other people cook. View all posts by R.J. Keller

3 responses to “Another subversive author

  • Zoe Winters

    I love this video! And I like what he says about art vs. business. While selling something into the marketplace obviously is about business, the bottom line is… I’m going to write what I want to write. And I’m going to put it out there.

    It may have been true at one point that if something wasn’t commercial enough that it was pointless to do it. But the cost barriers are way down, and that lowers the numbers of copies one has to sell to break even.

    Also, in a global market place, it doesn’t really matter what you’ve written, if it’s good and has an audience anywhere, with some ingenuity and persistence, you can reach that audience on the internet.

    Frankly I think self publishing is a noble cause. The fact that so much of it is empirically bad is immaterial to me. It’s irrelevant. My book has nothing to do with that.

    I can’t say that it is a “masterpiece,” that’s something I’ll always be striving for, but I can say it’s not empirically awful and I do believe it has a market and that I can reach it by thinking outside of the box in how I approach readers.

  • Darryl Sloan

    Thanks for featuring my video, RJ!

  • screenwritingforhollywood

    Darn it. My sound doesn’t work. I am out of the loop. 😦

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: