Here in the US, the 4th of July is Independence Day. That got me to thinking about how, in just a few short years, Indie E-publishing has tipped the balance of power in favor of the individual author.
I’m new to the publishing world, so I never had the experience of scrambling for a big six publishing deal. However, I have heard stories from folks on this site who had to go through the process of kissing the right butts and groveling before folks who ultimately did not understand them or what they were trying to create.
I have a hard time thinking of a better example of justice than a writer who becomes successful as an Indie author after they were told over and over again that what they are writing just won’t sell these days by players in the traditional publishing apparatus. They have a word for such situations in sports. It goes a little something like this, “SCOREBOARD!”
Okay. Sorry. I just couldn’t help myself there.
The independence that E-pubing has given to today’s authors has been nothing short of earthshaking in the publishing world. I thought it might not hurt to point this out here on Independence Day. It’s a pretty great turn of events.
How about you, WG2E folks? Any thoughts on how E-pubing has freed authors to do their own thing?