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A Conversation About Publishing

Online conversation between authors Amanda Hocking and Barry Eisler, moderated by literary agent Ted Weinstein, Monday, March 28, 2011.

Ted: For anyone who isn't familiar with all the details, Barry Eisler is the successful author of eight thrillers published through traditional channels, and Amanda is the successful self-published author of several series of paranormal novels. Last week, Barry turned down a $500,000 book deal with a major trade publisher for his next two books and declared his intention to self-publish, while Amanda accepted a $2,000,000 offer from a traditional publisher to publish four new novels. In a plot turn no one would find plausible if either of them had included it in one of their novels, the offer Barry turned down came from the exact same publisher, St. Martin's Press (SMP), that Amanda has agreed to sign with.
Tags: self-publishing, writing
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