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Traditionally published author tries hand at self-publishing

Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, author of The Dirty Girls Social Club, is trying self-publishing because it will give her more control. She says, “And if I’m not in control, God only knows what will happen. My work might end up shelved under “foreign” in my own country again, or the press release might once more call it “spicy” and me “a hot tamale.” I might, again, get booked to read at a store in Arizona, only to have the manager ask me if I speak English — my native and only tongue. Shudder. Or, worse, I might continue to feel my publisher losing interest in me because in publishing a writer is only ever as good as their last book.”

Read more here.



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