Sky Gazing: http://t.co/Z2tL4G4Gco Is the sky falling for self-published authors? Is the gold rush over? My thoughts.
— Hugh Howey (@hughhowey) January 14, 2015
You may have heard the sky is falling. You may have heard that the self-publishing gold rush is over. There have been a number of forum threads, blogs, and articles about this lately. I’ve been mulling over whether there’s truth to the claims that everything is getting worse for indies. And naturally I have few thoughts:
My first thought is that self-publishing is maturing, which means it’s beginning to share some of the cynicism seen among many traditional writers. There’s a big difference in the subject of this cynicism, however. Forums for authors with traditional publishing aspirations have long been peppered with threads about the query grind, the rejection letters and emails that pile up from agents and publishers, and the desire to quit and give up on the hopes of ever making it as a writer.
Hugh Howey’s perspective on this is motivating and extremely helpful, so Make sure to read his entire post by clicking the link above.