Here are more of the lessons I’ve taken from reading Seth Godin’s blog.
Hi, everyone. I’ve been thinking about possibly doing more interviews on this channel with people who can help writers and other creatives with their work. And I’ve already interviewed one attorney about an aspect of law that I thought might be interesting to writers. Particularly, crime writers.
You may be wondering what the above image has to do with my publishing journey. Well, let me explain … BTW, the following contains at least one or two affiliate links …
By the end of 2011, I could see that counting on Amazon for sales after not becoming KDP-exclusive was a failing strategy. Even so, I refused to make my novels exclusive to them. It seemed like it would be more than an affront to indie publishing. It struck me as the worst possible way to withdraw support for what I saw as a dangerously monopolistic company.
It doesn’t take a genius to realize why ebooks became so popular (and how Amazon built an empire, based on authors’
years of rejections getting screwed by publishers and others frustrations with matters like distribution and marketing) among authors who decided to bypass the traditional publishing route. It’s relatively cheap (depending on your tolerance for bad covers and poor editing) and it’s easy as can be.
But when it comes to print books, you need to know a few things.