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May 13, 2011, 22:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Doug Roberts)

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"Recent news points to authors making a dramatic shift from traditional publishing houses to self-publishing, as pointed out in this article that describes why Barry Eisler turned down a $500,000 deal from a mainstream publisher, choosing instead to self-publish. This particular article was in fact my own tipping point: I had written a science fiction novel 30 years ago that I was unable to get any of the publishing houses interested in at the time. I thought to myself, 'Why not?' So I dusted off the old digital manuscript, completely rewrote the story, and recently published it on Amazon's Kindle publishing site. BTW, for more info on how the original digital manuscript migrated from machine to machine over that thirty year period, see the Author's Note on the home page for my novel, Second Cousins."

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