We talk with Gary about why writers might seek the company of their peers in writers' organizations, the how and why of book proposals, and how to get started in self-publishing. Gary's book on bereavement and recovery is Loss and Found.
Mark calls in to help us understand the trends in ebook publishing. His company Smashwords is the fastest-growing ebook publisher, providing access to not only Amazon Kindle but various channels for EPUB (public format) distribution worldwide.
Gerald concludes with a story about how he published his father's memoir Searching for Jonah in hardcover in time for the author's last birthday.