Be the Monkey: A Conversation About the New World of Publishing Between Authors Barry Eisler and Joe Konrath

Be the Monkey: A Conversation About the New World of Publishing Between Authors Barry Eisler and Joe Konrath - Barry Eisler,  J.A. Konrath,  Jack Kilborn This little book is a must-read for authors. It's a conversation between two best-selling legacy authors who decided to go the self-publishing route. What was interesting to me is how little of the discussion had to do with money (Eisler turned down a $500K contract to self-publish) and how much of it had to do with control and keeping a back catalog available. This, to me, is a major advantage over going with an independent press or self-publishing by comparison to legacy publishers.It was also a very entertaining read, with a lot of good humor thrown in amongst the outstanding advice. This book is available for free download at http://www.barryeisler.com, and should definitely be picked up by all authors, published or aspiring, who wish to learn more about the publishing business.