Except for a few essays I’ve contributed here and there, “Losering” is my first book in 12 years, since I put out a novel called “Off The Record” myself way back in the fall of 2000. Some things are different this time, and it’s certainly preferable to have a publisher involved with a book if you can swing it. But there are still a lot of similarities between DIY publishing and working with a small press, especially when it comes to scaring up publicity.
The Austin Post online paper was kind enough to have me write an essay about that, in advance of this weekend’s Texas Book Festival. If you’re in the Central Texas vicinity, come on out. My part in that happens at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Shangri-La in Austin.