I was flattered when Paper.li reached out to me for a Q&A as part of their community interview series. They’ve titled the interview How to Get Published, and it covers a wide range of trends related to publishing, authorship, and technology.
Once I’m up, I’m online all day, except when I’m teaching class. Even then, I’m often in front of a computer and streaming online information. Because I have no obligations other than being a professor of e-media at the University of Cincinnati, I’m free to focus all my energy and attention on online media. It’s my work and my play.
About success in e-publishing
What determines success in e-publishing, aside from a quality book, is online reach to a target audience, and an ability to market and promote effectively. Once you make the e-book available, no one will know it exists unless you tell them.
About what sites writers need to be active on
I’m fond of saying none. That’s because if a writer hates using whatever I suggest is mandatory, then there’s little point in pursuing it. People can tell when you aren’t enjoying yourself, and it’s impossible to stick with something (for as long as you really need to) if you actively dislike it.
To see my answers on how to get published, whether it’s vital to blog, top sources to follow on Twitter, and what makes me joyous/despairing about publishing right now … click here!