This past week, The Guardian in the UK announced a new series featuring self-published authors and books. Hannah Freeman, the journalist who wrote the story posted the following:
Welcome to our new series on self-publishing. For a long time, we have been trying to find a way to cover self-published books. As many of you will remember, we’ve had a couple of false starts, but now we think we’ve come up with a way of finding the best self-published works without getting overwhelmed by emails and manuscripts.
We have started this series because we know there are some great books being self-published, but it’s not always easy to find them. We don’t only want to discover the good stuff for ourselves, but for other readers, too.
The format of this series is straightforward: each week we invite a self-published author to complete a Q&A, telling us about their work and giving us a little taster of it. They then nominate the next self-published author to answer our questions – like a daisy chain. If we find that we have a run of pieces from authors writing in the same genre or on the same subject, we will break the chain. This is where you come in. Using the form below, we’d like you to tell us about any great self-published authors you have read and you think deserve more attention. We’ll pick the next author from your suggestions. Make sense? I hope so.
Personally, I think The Guardian has always embraced self publishing more quickly than some other traditional media. This latest development is just one more step on that path and one more sign the Indie Revolution is in full swing.
If you have someone you want to nominate or want to nominate yourself, here’s the link.