Date: 2010-04-24 03:47 am (UTC)
melannen: Commander Valentine of Alpha Squad Seven, a red-haired female Nick Fury in space, smoking contemplatively (Default)
From: [personal profile] melannen
In my (admittedly limited) experience, "self-publishing works for nonfiction" translates as "non-fiction authors don't expect to make a living from their work."

Which isn't true for all, even most, nonfiction authors, but I do think the idea of the person sitting at home writing a local history opus or a monograph on bats, who wants limited distribution but has no desire to go pro, is far more accepted than the similar version for fiction writers.

In terms of actually making significant money from self-publishing, far, far more people get there in fiction and comics. (Whereas amateur poets are allowed to fall in the same category as the people writing monographs about bats, I think.)
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