Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Interview With Me Up at Kindle Author's Blog

We interrupt our scheduled Part Two of "In a Story" to mention that there's an interview with me up over at David Wisehart's Kindle Author's Blog. It just went up today so I wanted to link it. I hope you'll check it out if you get the chance. I'll put up the second half of "In A Story" on Thursday.



Randy Johnson said...

Good interview, Charles.

pattinase (abbott) said...

As always you are one interesting guy.

Charles Gramlich said...

Randy, thanks, man

Patti, I appreciate that. *blush*

Cloudia said...

you always have valuable things to share, Charles.

Aloha from Waikiki;

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nephite blood spartan heart said...

I couldn't comment over there, but its always nice to get a little more insight into authors (like you) who write the stuff I like to read.

ivan said...

A deft and expert write-up on David Wiseheart's Kindle Author's blog.
It is odd that you and I, for some reason, chose self-publishing after some commercial success.

A reporter caught me admitting that that I was now self-published--and my ego keened like a trapped hare. Why, that young whippersnapper!

I answered the reviewer, saying, "Self-published? Pshaw! I have been published in Reader's Digest, the Toronto Star papers, the Toronto SUN and in the Canadian Magazine. I have three million words in commercial print.
"And what have you been doing lately?...Put some time in, kid."

My letter to the reporter was posted on the bulletin board of the Newmarket ERA hereabouts and everybody had a good laugh.
But there seems a stigma to being self-published.
Why do we do it when we so esily and early seem to learn the royal road to oveground publishing?
In my case, I hit the right college at the right time, the right magazines in Canada.
But then there come times when you are no longer "in" and you gotta sort of blow your own horn, sometimes at your own peril.
Seems not everybody loves you and soon three or four reviewers are saying that "Ivan is publishing his own books."
You seem on that razor's edge between creative originality and phoniness.
In a word,we seem to rejoin the rank amateurs from among whom we sprang. Why this apparent backward progress?
Perhaps we had already anticipated the internet, Kindle and Google Books while the traditionally published authors slept.
Hoo-Hah. I've got more ink on Google than John Grisham, and I am hardly in his leauge or winner's circle.
I suppose we want to keep on "chucking." I might not be good, but bigod, I'm prolific, and Google says so. :)

Deka Black said...

Always interestin a interview with a writer.

Charles Gramlich said...

Cloudia, thanks. I appreciate that.

David J., glad you enjoyed. I always enjoy reading interviews with folks who write our kind of stuff as well.

Ivan, splash the field I say. Throw some mud. something will stick eventually. I hope.

Deka, thanks, man.

Rick said...

I'm going to highlight the interview over at White Cat Magazine, Charles. I think this is great.

Charles Gramlich said...

Rick, thanks, Man. I much appreciate that.

Deka Black said...

You're welcome Charles.

Charles Gramlich said...

Deka, :)