Hey, Miss Snark.
Hope you're having a good weekend. (yea, nothing much going on really)
Every year for Christmas, my friends and I each write a cute little novella and give them to each other as gifts. They're not the greatest things in the world, and none of us have any grand designs on selling these puppies. They're just for fun, for us to stay connected over the years.
The other day, my friend Nan (Talese?) suggested maybe we could self-publish them through Lulu.com, not to sell to the masses, but because a 6x9 hardcover on a shelf would look a whole helluva lot better than, say, 200 manuscript pages in a three-ring binder (like we did last year). Personally, I like the idea. It's cute. It's personal. And I know - as well as they - that it is NOT a publishing cred, and not something that should be listed on a resume, christmas newsletter, query, love letter to KY, etc. So...
Is there any way it could bite me in the ass, should I decide to go along with it?
Is this something I need to discuss with my agent, even given those circumstances?
Where's the line between my business and your business?
Yes, just to keep her in the loop; and
Dunno..what's your business? Taxi dancer in a waterfront dive bar?? I thought I had the exclusive on that!
This is fine as long as you don't slap an ISBN on it or sell it. And even if you do, you're probably ok. This is a bit like the thing Otto Penzler does at Christmas time. It's just for fun for friends and they become collectors items when you're Lee Child.