Saturday, 19 May 2007

Today in Paris

One question that concerns all writers, whatever their subject, be it fiction or otherwise, is how to publish their work. Nothing is more galling than to spend a year or more writing - I know of an archaeologist who spent ten years writing his work - then being unable to find a publisher. Publishers received mountains of manuscripts everymorning, most of these go with no more than a glance to pulp, which reminds me, have you read my noval 'Borneo Pulp'?
I used (note the past tense) all kinds of solutions to get my books into print, most of them laborious or unsatisfactory not to speak of costly. Finally I discovered founded in 2002 by Bod Young. Lulu permits any writer to have his work published regardless of the number of copies without heavy expenses on the basis of a given fixed price for each copy. This is nothing short of miraculous for all those writers who have spend years trying to be heard and trying to penetrate the inpenetrable world of publishing! This is not a criticism of publishing, which is today, more than ever, a business.

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