Susan Kirschbaum’s Diary of a Rogue Writer at Electric Lit

12Sep12

Susan Kirschbaum’s telling her story about self-publishing her novel Who Town. Part 1 is up today at Electric Literature. After checking it out, I think it’s a must-read for anyone looking to publish a novel today. The former editor of Grove Atlantic tells her to self-publish. I think that’s pretty telling as to the state of book publishing. I’m very interested to read Part 2 about distributing the novel, because that seems to be where a big publishing house can really help with PR and marketing. Without that, what do you do?

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2 Responses to “Susan Kirschbaum’s Diary of a Rogue Writer at Electric Lit”

  1. 1 itsthattimeagain

    Hi Joe. Susan Kirschbaum here. Diary of A Rogue Writer Part II should run this week on Electric Literature. I don’t want to give anything away until it does, but I do think authors should weigh in about their experiences with distribution. I’m learning as I go along. It’s truly the Wild West out there! I will email you at the address on “about” page.

    Also, I noticed you copy edit Dance Teacher and Dance magazines? I’m a former ballet trainee. I still take class in NYC. Let’s say movement feeds the mind. That’s my idea anyway.

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  2. Hi Susan, it’s great to hear from you. Totally agree. Even if it’s just taking a walk for half an hour. It makes a big difference. I’m not a dancer, but I’ve grown to appreciate it more working on these magazines. Even just watching it seems to be freeing.

    Definitely e-mail me the link. I’m looking forward to reading more about your experience and I’ve been checking Electric Lit. I went the self-publishing route, then went into meetings with agents, and now I’m considering self-publishing again.

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