Thursday, August 25, 2011

Writers. Evaluate Your Priorities!

If you write to make money, then I ask you to reevaluate your own priority. Do what you love to do because you love to do it. Relish it. Enjoy it. Share it. Make some of your writing FREE. Attract your readers through your passion. Build a following just because you love to write. Writers MUST write. It is in our blood, a part of our crazy DNA. Don't worry about making money. Again, do what you love to do and success will follow because your love will shine through and readers will see it. In time you will be rewarded for your passion. Okay....Who disagrees with me?

Friday, July 1, 2011

eBooks have arrived!

Well...here we are. In 2008, I said they were coming like gangbusters very soon. Last December, I repeated it. Now here it is July, 2011, and 95% of all my book sales are eBooks. Smashwords has made a huge entry into the eBook publishing arena and they don't seem to be doing anything except growing. I just joined the "Summer/Winter Site Wide Sale," setting all my books at 50% off. Already sales are popping. The only way I can look at this is to say that this is wonderful! I could never have imagined selling books on this level. The influence of "traditional publishers" is quickly fading. Of course there are downsides to this, but VERY few. Sure, there is a lot more crap out there, but it is YOU the readers that will ALWAYS have the say in which author is successful and who will be a BUST! For readers, this is incredible! No more should anyone pay upwards of $25.00 for a book. What do you all think?