An Interview With Matthew Williams: A Science Fiction Writer’s Perspective on Self-Publishing
On my quest for information on (self) publishing, I ran into this interesting piece.
Matthew Williams is the author of several science fiction novels, including Source, Data Miners, and the riveting zombie thriller Whiskey Delta, all of which are self-published. I recently had an email exchange with Matt to discuss his views on self-publishing and his own experiences with this radical new form of publishing.
Rami Ungar: Matt, why did you decide to go into self-publishing?
Matthew Williams: It was a mentor of mine, Mr. Fraser Cain – creator and publisher of Universe Today – who first got me interested. For years, I had been writing and seeking a book deal, but all in vain. It seemed that publishing houses were taking less and less chances on new manuscripts and would always respond (when they responded at all) with form letters saying what my writing was “not what they were looking for.”
Mr. Cain was the one who told me that this…
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