Even after spending all that time writing your own book, there’s no guarantee an established publisher will pick it up. A growing number of Native writers are turning to self-publishing – and there’s a number of supportive organizations and independent publishers that can help. Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce takes us inside the Native self-publishing industry with Jessie Taken Alive-Rencountre (Hunkpapa Lakota); Brian Lush (Yankton Sioux), author of Roger’s War; and comic book artist Kayla Shaggy (Diné/Anishinaabe).
Break 1 music: Victory Song (song) Thunder Hill (artist) Relentless (album)
Break 2 music: Destiny (song) Mary Youngblood (artist) Feed the Fire (album)