I have the utmost respect for trade pubbed authors. I do. I know how hard it is. Don't think I don't. I would NEVER knock them. EVER.
Do NOT rain on my parade and call POD publishing "easy."
Right now, I'm trying very hard not to rip into another author before I calm down. Look ma! Restraint! I'm showing some.
While reading Alison Kent's blog, I found a link to Holly Lisle's. Apparently if her newest book does not take off a rapid rate of speed with high presales--she will not be given another contract. I feel bad for her. This is her life. She's a writer. It's who she is and what she does.
But then, while bloghopping (I don't know how many times), I found a blog which claimed POD was "easy." That was the "easy" way out.
"Hide the children, Martha! She's gonna blow!"
She's gonna blow.
I received two contracts for e-books. I am tickled shitless. I opted for POD because I want to feel my book in my hand. I want to lift the book up to my nose and smell the pages. It's a sickness, but I digress.
Am I any less proud of these efforts than I will be when offered a contract? Hell no! Are you kidding?
They are my children! No matter who the publisher. In fact...when I do get a contract with another publisher, I will continue to submit to Whiskey Creek Press.
I don't give a tinker's damn how you publish your work. I only care that you're a writer. And that means something to me. A certain bond. A camaraderie. Snobbery amongst authors is misplaced. Use your energy for something else. Maybe reaching out instead of pushing down.
10 months ago