Sunday, January 31, 2010
Reading Books From Independent Publishers
NOTE: I wrote this post several weeks ago and didn't publish it. Because I would jump at the chance to have some independent publisher publish something I wrote, it seemed self-serving. In view of the post just below this one, I decided to publish this post too. If I am self-serving, I am self-serving.
I've decided I need to read more books from independent publishers.
If you read a blog like CrimeSpace, you see that even some previously-successful published authors are struggling.
Maybe we need to go back to the pulp-publishing days, the way many of my favorite writers started.
Maybe all of us as readers need to frequent paperback and other publishers more.
Maybe we need to, through our reading habits, expand the markets some.
A lot of great writing has come out of those venues in the past.
I have decided to try to make sure one-third or so of the books I read are books from independent publishers.