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Interview with James Lynch, Self-published Author

Today at jexbo we talk to self-published author of three books, James Lynch. Here’s what James had to say:

Tell us about your self-published book.

At this point there are three books that fall into my slogan: “Fictional books of another kind.”




All three books are in paperback, kindle, and eBook versions. They can be purchased through customer friendly websites such as jexbo and There is a listing found at in addition to my blog.

Why did you decide to self-publish?

Well, there was a story to be told. I say this with big smiles. When it comes to a creative work or vision, often times, you have to lay the foundation or groundwork in order for people to see where you are coming from before they will hop aboard. You know this for a fact, there are many manuscripts sitting in basements, under the bed, and garages that would make great reading material for many people, but the publishing industry did not see the author’s vision or just plain wouldn’t give the author a chance. Hence, some things you just have to do yourself. The tools for the self-publishing author today make this once astronomical feat possible. I am more than happy to avail myself of such tools.

What was your biggest challenge to overcome in self-publishing your book and why?

It would have to be creating a schedule for writing and not letting anything else interfere with it. Just an hour a day, five days a week, can do wonders for the creative process. The key is realizing that one hour of writing, meditating, or editing is priority for the designated timeslot.

What has been the best part about self-publishing your book and why?

How well the book has been received by the readers. Young people and teenagers in particular express how much they ‘love’ the books. There is one character in “Who are the Colesmiths?” that young and old alike fell in love with.

What advice do you have for other writers who are self-publishing their book?

Quite simply, tell the story. Then do the following steps.

1) Read the story out loud while making editing notations.

2) Get a team of proofreaders from different walks of life or professionals. Sit down and have a meeting with each of them if you can. Why is this beneficial? You will find that even if you have 'Dotted your i's and crossed your t's' that enhanced emotional flavor could be added to the book by listening to the opinions of how it made your proofreaders feel.

Is there anything you would like to add?

Jill, thank you for the interview and the readers for taking an interest in the Product of Culture fictional book series. May you find success in what truly matters!

Thanks for your information and tips James! Good luck with more book sales!