Greetings my blog friends! You’re probably aware of many changes in indie publishing in the past few years. Up through much of 2013, I was doing quite satisfactorily as I expanded Craft’s New America Press. I was a happy camper. A new cancer survivor, I’m sure all this good news helped me pull through so rapidly. Then sales began to fall and I fugured it was just the later time of year, but not so. This has contnued up to presently.
A number of things cause this: Just about all places like Amazon, Smashwords, etc. are offering free books. Amazon has the highly succeddful plan for $9.98 a month that gives you unlimited access to 700,000 books to choose from. Other plans that favor the reader and leave writers out in the cold are in the works. We are going to have to find many answers to this, but we are a resourceful group and we will publish our writing and/or get it published. We have a love affair with readers, and we’re not about to let go.
Please let me urge you first of all to write the best book you can. Get it properly proofed and edited by an expert. Don’t take their word for it. We have many “experts” out there these days who charge expert prices, but faill to do expert work. Google every name you get and specifically ask for complaints about your chosen person. And remember, no matter how good the person you hire is, you are the author and the responsibility for the book lies with you. Save for the most expensive publishers, there will always be a few errors. Try to make sure they don’t interfere with reading pleasure.
Next time, I’ll tell you about places free and for pay that will publish your book for you. Until then, let us praise God and His love for us and know that His love never fails!