"It's no longer an either/or world. It's both and why the heck not?" -- James Scott Bell
James Scott Bell (pictured), bestselling thriller author, recently became the first finalist for an International Thriller Writers (ITW) Award with a self-published work.
“It’s no longer an either/or world,” Bell says, whose career includes both traditionally published books and self-published titles. “It’s both/and and why-the-heck-not?”
Bell’s novella, ONE MORE LIE, was one of the top five picks in the ITW short fiction category. ITW allowed Active Members to submit self-published work for the first time in the 2012 awards competition.
Bell, a well-known writing coach, is the author of thrillers including TRY DYING (Hachette) and DECEIVED (Zondervan). Under the pen name K. Bennett, he also writes the Mallory Caine zombie legal thrillers, published by Kensington. As a self-publisher he writes novellas and short stories and is currently putting out a backlist of historical mysteries.
Bell is also the author of the ebook, SELF-PUBLISHING ATTACK! THE 5 ABSOLUTELY UNBREAKABLE LAWS FOR CREATING STEADY INCOME PUBLISHING YOUR OWN BOOKS.