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Hugh Howey

Entries by Hugh Howey

Winning at Monopoly

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 1:40 PM

One of the yacht owners I worked for during my boating days was a master of the board game Monopoly. He did not like to lose, and so he left little to chance. In Monopoly, the element of chance comes from the roll of the die and the various intentions,...

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Why You Should Self-Publish

(45) Comments | Posted September 13, 2013 | 9:57 AM

Originally published on Indie Reader

This past week, my latest self-published book debuted at #7 on the New York Times bestseller list. Crunching some numbers, it appears that I've sold a million books in the last two years. You might think I'm living the best...

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How WOOL Got A Unique Publishing Deal

(25) Comments | Posted March 11, 2013 | 9:40 AM

First published by

The Making of a Deal

As someone who writes apocalyptic fiction, it comes quite naturally for me to announce that tomorrow should never happen. Tomorrow is an impossibility. And yet somehow, I'm going to wake up tomorrow morning and find that a story I...

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How My Self-Published Book 'Wool' Became A Hot Movie Property

(20) Comments | Posted May 23, 2012 | 2:33 PM

First published on

Many moons ago, long before I dreamed of seeking fame and fortune as a self-published author, back when I was of that peculiar age when young men choose to live in smelly apartments with other young and smelly men, I had as a roommate...

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