Friday, April 29, 2005

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

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.
But...
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!"
Oh yes.
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.
Grins*

2 comments:

username said...

Some people are just narrow...minded?

Do those sort of people have minds for them to be narrow? *g*

I ignore them. They aren't worth the time or blood pressure.

Nancy Henderson said...

My blood's boiling as well. I've been in the same boat, having people say you're self published (which I'm not I'm trade too) then rolling their eyes at you. (And for the record, self published authors are very brave people, in my opinion. It takes a lot of hard work & dedication to market their books.) Don't let 'em get you down!

Oh, and by the way, I am thinking of shaving my cat! LOL!

Take care,
Nancy
www.nancyhenderson.com