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The Interview ... Continued
How did you develop your relationship with Permuted Press?
One of the great things I got from journalism was the need to write. You don't wait to feel inspired, you don't get to take time off, you have to write now and you have to have it done by then. It wasn't my first attempt at a novel, by a long shot, but I knew I only had a limited window and I knew it had to be perfect! And I still don't think it was perfect, but apparently it was good enough for Jacob to buy it and start talking to me about a sequel. In early 2009 we were talking about Crusoe. And we've talked about a few things since then.
You publish in both paperback and ebooks, how has ebooks impacted publishing and writing? First, in all fairness, I have to point out that I'm not publishing anything. I'm just writing. The fact that my stuff is in paper/electronic/audiobook format is entirely the doing of Permuted Press. There are a ton of authors out there who are great about getting their stuff into different formats--I'm not one of them. I've just been very lucky to be associated with a big enough small press (so to speak) that all those things are done for me.
I've met people who have worked for years on stuff for no pay at all because they're convinced next time someone's going to offer them money. But once you've established you'll work for free, why would anyone pay you? Especially when there are a thousand other people willing to do it for nothing? So working for free has become the norm and a whole class of employment has essentially vanished. If you can't pay the bills... well, you can't write for a living. And if you have to get another job to pay the bills, you're cutting into your writing time, so you've just drastically reduced the odds of writing for a living.
What are you working on now?