My name is Misha Burnett. I am the author of Catskinner’s Book, Cannibal Hearts, The Worms Of Heaven, and Gingerbread Wolves, modern fantasy novels collectively known as The Book Of Lost Doors.
I am hideously excited and tremendously frustrated by the experience of being a self-published author. There is so much I have learned since I first launched Catskinner into the world in July of 2012, and the more I learn the more I realize what I don’t know.
This is an interesting time to be a writer, and I am convinced that there is so much that nobody knows yet, not the traditional publishing establishment, not the freelancers, not the reading public or the ranting pundits–nobody.
What do I know for sure? I know that if self-published authors are going to survive as entrepreneurs and small businesses we will survive together, and if we fall we will fall separately and at each other’s throats.
And so this blog is both a manifesto and an invitation. An invitation to writers and readers, to editors and to critics, to booksellers and book buyers, to anyone who loves the art of words and has an interest in the future of letters.
Get involved. The future is not yet written. Let’s make it happen.