[This article was written by guest contributor Nancy L. Baumann of Bookarma.]
You know what the problem is, don’t you? Traditional publishers have long held an exalted position. They determined who was in and who was out, who was worthy and who was not. They decided what the public could read and what messages or entertainment to issue. They were the gatekeepers of ideas.
That’s over now, and we have some statistics to prove it. The July 2014 Authors Earnings Report said that self-published authors are “dominating traditionally published authors” in sci-fi/fantasy, mystery/thriller, and romance genres, and are also taking “significant market share in all genres.” The report also said that, “We can now say that self-published authors earn more in royalties than Big 5 authors, combined.”
So what about the gatekeepers? Quite simply, indie authors went around them. And thanks to the culture of karma and cooperation in the Indie market, you can produce a world-class book. But only if you’re determined to be a professional.Read More...