(It’s dark because it’s buried under a bunch of junk in the garage.)
OK, I guess the secret’s out now… I do have a superpower. Thanks a lot, Lois Lane– I mean, Vicki Vale– I mean, Skiffy & Fanty for blowing my cover.
December 17, 2013 | Categories: ►After Life (novel), ►Spare Thoughts | Tags: author, Books, Daniel Ionson, fantasy, horror, humor, medieval, mystery, novels, publish, writer, writers, writing | Leave a comment
Over the past couple of years the talk of the “Self-publishing revolution” has spread into all corners of the Interwebs. Writers are celebrating that we are now no longer at the mercy of literary agents or publishing houses (who sometimes seem to make their publishing choices by shaking a Magic 8 Ball). We also know that nepotism, cronyism and all kinds of other unfair –isms are pushing people up into the “legitimately” published sphere. The traditional publishing houses used to be indispensable, unless you happened to have a spare $100K lying around to publish and market your book. Even in the Internet’s early days, the “Vanity publishers” realized that they could buy book-pressers and print for desperate authors. And now the internet is so powerful that the traditional marketing they used is stuck in the back seat (if not the trunk). The monopoly is broken.
But here comes the other side… (more…)
November 19, 2013 | Categories: ►The Craft of Writing | Tags: Amazon, author, authors, Book, craft, discipline, editing, novel writing, novels, paradigm shift, patience, publish, publishing, publishing houses, Self-publishing, the arts, traditional publishing houses, Vanity press, writers, Writers Resources, writing | 12 Comments