Many independent authors write with the “It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to” attitude. The assumption is that because I have chosen to write as an independent author, I do not have to adhere to the industry standards.
We may want to “rage against the machine” with our independent works, but keep in mind that the machine knows more about the market than most of us. Do they get it wrong? Absolutely, but it is foolish to go so far away from the industry that you lose sight of the market (that is if you are writing to sell books – more about that in a moment). Continue reading →
We are going to take a few threads and discuss the industry.
Writing a novel takes a lot of work, as we all know. We put so much time in the writing, the rewriting, the editing, the critiques, and…the rewriting. But once the work is done, we’re far from finished. Continue reading →