Adventures In Publishing: A Buyer’s Market

In a change to my planned first post for 2014, I’d like to talk to you (if I may) about a couple of articles I recently came across on my daily trawl of the internet. Both of them shed some interesting light on the publishing industry as it stands today, and in particular offer a revealing insight into the reality of what aspiring authors can or cannot expect to gain in return for their time and effort.

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Taking It All In My Stride

I know I said I was going to try to keep you all updated regarding my progress towards my self-imposed writing targets this month, and I know that since I said that I’ve only posted one entry on here, and I apologise for not keeping my word. However, in my defence things haven’t gone all that well since my last post.

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Mama Didn’t Raise No Quitters

A short while ago Joe Konrath wrote a nice little post in which he attributes his somewhat remarkable success as a self published writer to the fact that he simply didn’t know when to quit. He also suggests to all those struggling authors that if they can quit, they should, if only to save themselves the endless hours, days, weeks, months and years of frustration and disappointment when they don’t enjoy the same level of success he and his peers have experienced. I’ve read through that post a few times now, and I think it’s fair to say that quitting simply isn’t part of my mindset. Not when it comes to writing.

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