19 March 2014 | No comments yet
And now, the moment I’ve been waiting for ever since I told you I was writing a book.
Otaku Journalism: A Guide to Geek Reporting in the Digital World, is on sale today.
Measuring up at 144 pages, Otaku Journalism costs $5.99 and can be read on any device that can run a Kindle App—iOS, Android, or Windows. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can even borrow it for free!
As promised, Otaku Journalism is a vast improvement over my digital guides. It contains two new chapters, fictional stories about otaku journalists illustrating the lessons of each section, and deeply personal accounts of how I manage my own career. Not to mention Lisa Granshaw‘s geeky editing magic, and Kevin Bolk‘s cosplay-worthy cover.
As far as I know, Otaku Journalism is the ONLY journalism textbooks for aspiring fan reporters. Unlike my own college journalism textbook, it doesn’t just reluctantly add a section about “computer assisted reporting.” It assumes, like every modern journalist ought to, that this is the age of digital journalism, and our reporting methods and our pop culture story topics should both reflect that.
This book has been in the making for years, and I’m so excited to finally be making good on my promise. Pick up a copy, and let me know what you think of it in the form of an Amazon book review!
I’m luck to have had so many people willing to help me publicize my launch. Check out the press I’ve gotten at the following sites (I’ll continue to update this all day):
- J’s Writing: Otaku Journalist Releases First How-To Guide For Fan Journalists
- Nathan Meunier: Guest Post: Why I Wrote A Book On Fandom Journalism
- OASG: Five Tips For Getting Anime Industry Interviews
- Deremoe: Otaku Journalism book is out on Amazon
- Japanator: Get your writing career started with an anime blog
- The Escapist: Otaku Journalist Blogger Publishes How-To Guide for Fan Journalists
- Musehack: An Interview With Lauren Orsini About Her New Book
P.S. Self publishing was an exciting new experience for me, and not half as intimidating as I thought it would be. (If you know HTML, you’re golden!) I would love to do a Q&A soon where I answer your self publishing questions, so ask away in the comments!