Never was there a time in publishing history where independent publishing was such a viable business model for authors. We now have the power to take total control of our work, from the writing to the editing to the cover design to the marketing. It’s all right at our fingertips. But how is that translating in terms of cash? Moola? Lettuce? Scrilla? Greenbacks? Is anyone out there making any money? What are the numbers saying?
There are elements of myself that I like to keep under wraps and not expose to the general public. That’s just having discretion and being wise. But one of the things that some people would say is a bad move is the fact that I address topics that could potentially alienate readers. But I think you take that chance every time you post something unless you’re not saying much of anything of any real depth. This is one of those uncomfortable posts but necessary and relevant. And here…we…go!
There are some things that are essential for an independent publisher and writer. One of those things is having a web presence. When that goes to the dogs, everything is put on pause. I’m putting it mildly: it comes to a screeching halt. I recently experienced this and it was NOT something I want to go through again. Why have you not seen my posts on a regular basis? Why have there been no activity here at the website? Was I, like many others, here one day and gone the next because of a lack of commitment. Uh…no. Here’s what happened.