So what else is new?
Friday already? Wow, that week went *fast*.
Anyway, while I’ve been writing, I’ve been reading around on eBooks (as you might have noticed from a previous post), publishers, and publishing in general. The prevalent advice I keep reading about marketing any product is that you need to have at least a basic understanding of the market you’re going to be pitching into (eventually).
I was amazed the other day when I came across a struggling, would-be writer who had decided that he had had enough of refusals, and was instead going to publish through a vanity press. I even went and found the vanity press website, because I was intrigued as to how much he paid, and what he got for it. Stunning stuff. Perhaps I should say frightening. I went hunting, and found it listed on Amazon, with a “look inside” feature and everything, which means he paid at least $1100 for all that, and if that’s the case there are only 10 copies in existence. Why even bother going for an Amazon listing (including fake author review – lol) when you could run 10 copies off on a laser printer for pennies?
Hopefully I’ll never become that desperately self-deluded, or at least I hope my friends and family will come together to slap some sense into me if I ever verge upon it.
Back to the Word document while I wait for this fridge engineer to show up. Maybe I’ll make a coffee first, though…
…nope, never mind, he’s arrived and is now tinkering. Moving the fridge reveals that the previous tenant apparently opened a bag of crisps and distributed a pile of them under it. EWWWWW. Coffee on hold for the moment while I gag.