By: Chris O'Brien
What does it mean to be a published author?
Does self-publishing count? What about hybrid publishing? Or does it need to be the traditional way, involving literary agents and major publishers in New York City?
In 2017, I published my novel through Amazon KDP. Two years later, after a trip to the thriving local bookstore scene of Northern Michigan, I decided, "You know what, I want to take it all off Amazon. Do it over again."
Next time through, I'm going local. Offline. Working with a printer in Michigan. Reaching out directly to local bookstores in Michigan and Chicago. I want to find and share the answers to two questions. 1) Does a book need to be online? 2) Can you publish, unpublish, then republish your first book?