Saturday, 23 February 2013

Sad but True

Sad but true - blog post by Matt Hilton on the reality of life as a midlist author in the 21st century. Here's the link - Pulp Pusher blog post

9 comments:

Guillaume said...

Going to read it right away.

Bernard Lee DeLeo said...

It won't get any easier when Amazon allows reselling of digital copies. I can only hope they include a royalty to the author in the resell, and only allow it to be done once.

fizzycat said...

Food for thought, hope some other method of book promotion becomes available if the chains are just going to promote celeb reads.

Leigh Russell said...

Not cheerful, Guillaume, but I've blogged about this a while ago. Things aren't getting any better.

Leigh Russell said...

All authors can do is try to be optimistic, Fizzy, and hope fans keep telling their friends to buy our books (hint!)

Leigh Russell said...

Yes, Bernard, it's not looking good, is it? Authors seem to be under attack from every angle - libraries, bookshops, amazon - all the outlets you would think would be supporting mid list authors who are too old (and sane) to run around with footballers!

Leigh Russell said...

Yes, Bernard, it's not looking good, is it? Authors seem to be under attack from every angle - libraries, bookshops, amazon - all the outlets you would think would be supporting mid list authors who are too old (and sane) to run around with footballers!

fizzycat said...

Ha spotted the hint today!looking forwood to the next printed book!

Leigh Russell said...

Thanks, fizzycat! x