#PublishingIncludesYou - Introducing Our New Support Service
The pre-Corona world of publishing is not coming back.
Not the way it was anyway, selecting one winner from ten thousand writers, building them up and then discarding them, all in the name of profit for the mega-corporations that have dominated publishing in the Western world for the past hundred years and more.
You will miss the lottery-like excitement of hearing about authors who’ve been selected by a God-like editor to receiver a $100,000 advance, but you may not miss:
The hype surrounding the latest media-friendly author. How many live up to it?
The trashing of every rule of a green world, chopping down trees to pulp them & truck pieces to stores and then truck 50% of them back to be pulped. Print is good. Print on Demand is better. Why don’t bigger bookstores have the equipment on site to do this? Because the publishing houses stock the book stores almost free of charge. But there is a price to pay. Printed books are important, but the “sale or return,” system is unsustainable.
And not being chosen again for this traditional system anyway. You may love the old ways, but getting a book published the old way is a trek, similar to climbing Mount Everest or locating the source of the Nile. First, you have to submit to and be selected by an agent, the high-priests of publishing. Then a demi-God publisher has to think you are commercially viable. And don’t for a minute think you can write anything “different.” They want books that conform and look like the last big best-seller.
A new world is emerging for many industries post lockdown. Publishing is one of them.
I call it: #PublishingReinvented
This #PublishingReinvented newsletter will provide you with:
Weekly insider advice on preparing, editing, publishing and marketing your own work.
Your questions answered in the next email or personally by reply if you are a founding member.
Mentions of selected books by members. I will feature a different author member each week and I will buy their ebook and encourage you to do the same.
A community to support you, with an option to appear live or recorded at our International Dublin Writers Festival, either live in Dublin or for our online event.
Discounted editing, publishing and marketing services and advice on what you can do yourself to keep your costs down and earn money from your writing.
Teamwork makes the dream work.
Be part of your new team. Join us.
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