Women pen over 50% of the crime mysteries in this “fair” nation, and yet, more mysteries written by men are reviewed, nominated, and awarded prestigious prizes.
Politics is a continuation of foreign policy by other means. At least, these days it is.
“My work has always been strange. I thought big publishers might not want it, but possibly some smaller indie labels might.”
Publishers are a self-obsessed elite keeping those they demean from enjoying the same opportunities as they and their friends do.
Part Five: They Don’t Work
Indie Readers vote with their wallets, and more and more Indie Readers are choosing self-published works.
In the spirit of the Oscars – I haven’t prepared anything. I’m just a mid-list author who never expected to be honored like this. It’s true.
Released in March 2012 and based on a self-published piece of Twilight fan fiction. Sales hit 10 million about six weeks later.
This zine is like a wonderful mix of a blog and journal. But what struck me the most was how the story was very raw and stream-of-consciousness.
There is credibility in being an unknown, self-released musician; being a self-published writer, simply, there is not.
“HarperCollins never spent a penny marketing or promoting us. They expected our ‘legion of fans’ to buy the paperbacks…without making any attempt to find us new readers.”
Part Four: It’s a Passing Phase
G Asset Management (GAM, a private investment management firm) has offered to buy 51 percent of Barnes & Noble.