A Year’s Romp Through the Self-Publishing World
by W. Nikola-Lisa
Pub Date 07 Sep 2017
During a yearlong office-cleaning project W. Nikola-Lisa reflects on his life as a writer, addressing a number of themes, including the place of physical books in an increasingly digital age, the impact of social media on publishing’s rapidly-changing landscape, the skill set an author needs to survive in today’s publishing world, and the author’s own transition from traditional author to independent author/publisher.
This is no armchair account of an author’s bookish world however. You’ll travel the length of the country as you follow the author as he writes, publishes, and promotes his work. Along the way you’ll find out other things about him, like why his high school girlfriend dumped him after she gave him a copy of Herman Hesse’s Narcissus and Goldmund; why he has all the Writer’s Destiny Marks except one; and why Exercise Rule #39 doesn’t always work for him.
The author of over two-dozen books, W. Nikola-Lisa is best known for several of his children’s titles, including Bein’ With You This, Shake Dem Halloween Bones, How We Are Smart, and the hilarious, even irreverent, Hey, Aren’t You the Janitor, a tongue-in-cheek, behind-the-scenes’ look at a children’s book author’s life on the road
A Note From the Publisher
Also available on e-book for $6.99 (ISBN: 9780997252453).
“In this charming, unorthodox, and personable memoir, W. Nikola-Lisa uses the seemingly mundane task of cleaning out his office as a clever frame for reflections upon everything from his love of Robin Hood to the self-publishing process, taking readers on an enjoyable journey that every book lover will relate to—and every author, indie or otherwise, will learn a thing or two from.” –Brooke Warner, Author of Green-Light Your Book
“A quirky, informative, and highly absorbing journey into the world of self-publishing, told by a master storyteller. If A. J. Fikry were to self-publish a book about self-publishing, this would be it.” –Holly Brady. Publishing Strategist and Former Director of Stanford Publishing Course
“A fun, yet thoughtful, romp through the self-publishing process interwoven with the journey toward becoming a writer. Part self-publishing how-to, part memoir, part travelogue, this story unfolds with a storyteller’s precision that includes involving vignettes, surprising historic asides, and personal observations. A treat for anyone who loves books, reading, and the publishing world.” –Marlene Targ Brill, Author of Bronco Charlie and the Pony Express, Recipient of the Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award