Self-publishing is an increasingly viable and respectable route for writers to find audiences for their work. From funding and editing to e-book creation and physical book printing, the options are exciting, scary, challenging, and numerous. In this panel, three very different writers describe their paths to self-publishing.
Jess E. Owen is the author of the award winning YA fantasy series, The Summer King Chronicles. Janice K. Mineer self-published her first literary novel, Secret Heart of the Bitterroot, in March 2015, and is an award-winning poet. Carol Buchanan may publish her fourth novel, The Ghost at Beaverhead Rock, in early September, although she says, “One of the best things about self-publishing is the freedom not to publish until the book is good enough.” She teaches self-publishing at Flathead Valley Community College.