Since beginning my self-publishing journey in 2010, I’ve had to become somewhat of an expert in a short amount of time. No one can know it all, though, and even the experts can learn something from the new kid on the block. But what I also learned along the way was that there are many people and companies seeking to take advantage of authors who have yet to learn just how easy it is to publish a book in the electronic age.
I got the idea in 2012 after writing several posts on my blog to compile all the information I’d learned and publish it as a guide to any author who had written a book, but didn’t know how to get started after then. I’d just begun redrafting when one of the websites I talked about went through a complete revamping and I had to rewrite the whole chapter. That’s just how fast this technology is moving!
But I knew putting out the book wasn’t enough. If there are people out there who are technophobic enough to not publish, a lot of them probably aren’t reading books on tablets, either. It was then when I got the idea to take my information to the people. I began contacting local libraries to gauge interest in having me come out to speak to patrons who were also writers.
I’m very happy with the turnout I’ve had so far and I’ve gotten great feedback from some of the attendees. But I know there are a lot more people to be reached. I would love to bring my knowledge and experience to many more venues and to places beyond Metro Detroit. And in the time since I published How to Publish on Kindle, Smashwords, & Nook the Easy Way! all three websites have changed certain things on their sites again!
In the Media
Rochester Post – May 27, 2010
Personally Yours – July 13, 2010
Troy Gazette – September 6, 2010
Fox 2 – October 27, 2010
Beneath the Surface of Writing Horror Fiction with Gerald Rice – Bloomfield Twp Public Library, July 11th
How to Publish on Kindle, Smashwords, & Nook the Easy Way! – Harbor Authors at the St. Joseph Public Library, October, 2013
Tales from an Apartment – March, 2012
The Zombie Show – June, 2012
Fleshbags – Razorline Press, August 2011
The Ghost Toucher – Severed Press, August 2010
Former contributing journalist for Saddoboxing.com
Marmon- Death Head Grin #14
Goner- Dead Worlds: Undead Stories Volume 6, March 2010
Mona- Graveside Tales Presents: Harvest Hill, November 2009
What Goes In- Microhorror, April 21, 2010
Friend- Microhorror, November 10, 2008
While You Work in Feb/Mar 2006 edition of Nocturnal Ooze Magazine
Things You Never Say- Swallow the Moon, 2nd edition
Ms. Dial- Swallow the Moon, 2nd edition
to you & The Dead Bird- The Oakland Journal Issue 16
Year 10,000 Blues, On Doomsday, Untitled #84 & The Center- The Oakland Journal Issue 13
#41, A DAY AFTER & Grey- The Oakland Journal Issue 13
Just Like Falling Down a Flight of Stairs- Literary Tonic, September 27, 2007
“Adept at drawing from his subjects both uncanny horror and twisted humor, Gerald Rice is definitely a storyteller to watch.” – Douglas Hutcheson, co-editor of Harvest Hill: 31 Tales of Halloween Horror.
“’Smells Like…’ delivers the goods. Gerald Rice’s writing is ripe with horror and dripping with biting sarcasm that leaves you feeling full and satisfied.” – Anthony Harrington, author of Frayed.
“Rice spins a nice tale, with fast-paced prose that works up suspense, but not at the expense of attention to detail. He uses deft, quick description and dialogue to add to the zip. A good read.” – Ed Haworth Hoeppner, English Professor at Oakland University and author of Rain Through Windows and Ancestral Radio.
“Gerald Rice is a gifted storyteller whose tales skew into darker territories. Absolutely the mixture I look for in my fiction. His story ‘Mona’ was a welcomed addition to our Halloween collection, ‘Harvest Hill’. I look forward to more from Gerald.” – Michael Hultquist, co-editor of Harvest Hill: 31 Tales of Halloween Horror.