The Miami Herald Talks Self-Publishing with Hugh Howey

The Miami Herald talked with author Hugh Howey on self-publishing and how the practice has exploded recently with the success of several indie authors.

This year, Howey found himself selling 50,000 of his stories a month, and he has been earning a six-figure income or close to it every 30 days, though he notes the business has its ups and downs with many lean times before finding success.

Two months ago, director Ridley Scott optioned it for a movie, and Random House is publishing the hardcover edition in the United Kingdom next year.

“We’re in the position where we’re turning down offers here in the States,” he said. “Self-publishing has become a position of power, not a position of last resort.”

To read the full story, go to the Miami Herald.

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