As a disclaimer I have never received a rejection slip because I have never used traditional publishers. As an Indie publisher I have the ultimate power or authority and I can exercise that authority over when my book is published. I may change my mind, but if I want it published it gets published.
These days the author has more responsibility than ever before and more opportunities!
In days gone by the author wrote a novel, submitted it to a publisher, and once accepted, relaxed. But that is no longer true!
I knew nothing about writing other than I wanted to write books, novels in particular. My first step in my journey actually took place as a child. I liked to daydream and I had a good imagination. I would adopt characters from television and I would become that character, then I would fight the bad guys. I was a hero both on Earth and in outer space. But transitioning to a teenager I started writing my stories.
These days the author has more responsibility than ever before – and more opportunities!
We have an inner desire to be independent, to be free to do our own thing.
Chances are you’re thinking I’m not interested in a business, I just want to write and sell books. But surprise, writing books is a business!
before you make that decision you will want to search the internet and discover who and what these publishers are. Even more important, is to decide the overall direction you want to go.
This desire to be independent can lead to bad decisions, but it can also lead to great decision making!
Why is it a Big Deal?
Because now authors have the CreateSpace they love and the Kindle they love under one roof.
You’re thinking I’m not interested in a business. I just want to write and sell books. But surprise, that is a business! While writing can certainly be fun, it is for me, it can also be profitable. And for that reason alone you need to think of your writing career, no matter how many books that entails, as a business.