Encouraging post from Hugh Howey for the self-publishers out there. A very good article from Locus magazine for the SF and Fantasy writers out there. Most libraries carry this magazine, btw.
‘‘Looking back, it is hard to remember if I was completely satisfied or if I was impatient. I remember not being worried about the rate that things were going. In three years I’d published seven or eight books, and in three years I’d sold three to five thousand copies. With everything I knew about self-publishing, that was phenomenal. With everything I knew about traditional publishing, that would be OK if you did that in one year with one book.”
(2013-12-01). Locus Magazine, Issue 635, December 2013 (Kindle Locations 275-278). Locus Publications. Kindle Edition.
A great short article on the landscape of publishing, physical and digital, in 2014.
Worth the read.
Indies Are Getting Clobbered by Big Name eBook Discounts
“If you’ve been following ebook news over the past 6 months then you’ve noticed that ebook prices have tended to drop. In fact, the average prices of ebook bestseller lists have shown a fairly consistent downward trend for the past year as more and more titles exit agency price controls and enter the free market.”
Maybe I need to focus on cultivating a good editor / writer relationship instead of finding an agent?