David Mamet to self-publish his next book as an eBook

This is an interesting development in the book publishing world: playwright David Mamet has decided to self-publish his next book as an eBook.

Mamet's explanation - "publishing is like Hollywood – nobody ever does the marketing they promise" - is a hint he wasn't happy with the marketing done by his previous publisher.

A former leftist, Mamet went public with his conversion to conservatism a few years back. In 2008, he wrote a controversial article in The Village Voice, "Why I Am No Longer a Brain-Dead Liberal"', in which he criticized liberal beliefs.

The Pulitzer Prize-winner’s last book was “The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture," where he explained his personal journey from the Left to the Right side of the political spectrum.