I like CJ's horse shoe metaphor...
crowdfunding can be tricky. Who was it who got slapped recently; she had two books published and the publisher didn't fund the third so she went to kickstarter and got HUGE criticism for daring to say she would use the money to pay her rent. How do people think she is going to write without a roof over her head? In the end, she cancelled it all. No third book.
Yeah! - more characters of colour and different sexuality.
Oooh china as a book market... or India. Big english market there.
Bookbub shoves things to the top of the bestseller lists.
Amazon will always do what is best for IT.
I am guilty of hoarding free books... but even so, it goes on my Goodreads 'to-read' list and that matters to their algorithms
oooh self-e looks cool...
I reckon the publishers can't pick the market any more and this is why they are picking up proven indies if they can like Jasinda Wilder. They are sure bets for them. Great point about independent editors. I even saw a discussion on GR recently where an author wanted to add their editor in to the book page.
Shirtless men kissing literary women??? I am SOOO there... *runs off to scribble ideas out*
Piers has got a 'read an excerpt' option on his GR page. HOW did he do that???
reenactors know everything about a certain historical era - they'd be the right people to ask.
I LOVE the indie philosophy of helping each other. I've learned SO much just watching all these videos and reading the articles.
Thank you SO much +Orna Ross at Alliance of Independent Authors