So says Richard Sugg in a piece for Times Higher Education, author of A Century of Supernatural Stories which is about to be published on Kindle and via CreateSpace, as a print on demand paperback.
Sugg has previously published five books with academic presses and he is a lecturer in the English studies department at Durham University. He has opted for Kindle this time he says he wants a lot of people to read it, and it allows him to price his book at a reasonable price which makes it attractive to those buying “on spec”.
In trade publishing, he says, it is difficult to sell non-fiction unless you have a television tie-in or a difficult lives tale to tell. Self-publishing is a way of testing this claim. The author also wants to encourage people to share their supernatural experiences with him.