Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt meAlexander William Kinglake in his Eothen, circa 1830
As an author, one is always being bombarded with ‘How to’ stuff. How to write a short story, how to write flash fiction, how to write a query letter, how to promote your book, how to string a dozen facetious words together and make a million bucks!
Seems to me that the only people making money in the literature industry isn’t the makers, its the people selling stuff TO the makers.
As an indie author – self-published, who doesn’t have spare dosh lying around, not only writes the stuff, but has to edit (before sending to an actual editor), create and make the book cover design, format each book, launch it into the market (like throwing a pea into a field of peas), market myself on social media (very poor at this), and start work on my next book.
Some folk love all that. Some folk relish the edit and the media marketing madness. Not me. I just want to be left alone to write stories and for people to enjoy them.
This has been my attempt to get you to buy my books.
Follow the link below for some loveliness. I thank you.
Get thee along to https://www.sticksandstonesbooks.com
All titles available on Amazon.
AP: Was that okay?
EVF: Seemed a bit critical of the publishing industry.
AP: You don’t think it was too needy? Too pleading?
EVF: Were you kneeling when you wrote it?