I lied earlier this week when I said I wouldn’t be posting much in these coming weeks. I couldn’t resist this article from the Huffington Post. I wonder how many indie authors will take heart from this. I did! The mainstream publishers have no-one to blame but themselves…them and their slush pile. I wonder how many good and decent writers have lost heart because of the arrogant attitude of these big publishing houses.
I am setting out my own marketing strategy. It’s going to cost me a bit, but what the hell I know I’ve a good story to tell. However, if this article is true – and I believe it is – then I’d have to do my own marketing even if I was with a mainstream publisher. So what have I lost? Nothing. Take a look: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bernard-starr/the-new-vanity-publishing_b_1821945.html
Today’s trivia c/o http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/25_August
On this day in:
1939 – The United Kingdom and Poland form a military alliance in which the UK promises to defend Poland in case of invasion by a foreign power – now it’s the other way around – Poland have invaded the UK!
Born this day:
Died this day:
2001 – Philippe Léotard, French actor and singer (b. 1940) – did he invent the tights?
And now for something completely different c/o http://www.funnyquotescollection.com/quotes/topics/funny_jokes.html
The fellow who thinks he knows it all is especially annoying to those of us who do. Harold Coffin