My friends who are still trying to go the traditional route don't understand. We post. People buy. The money is deposited into our accounts. I don't have to wait 10 years for someone to accept the dang thing, 2 years for the publication process, 6 months after publication for a market statement. How cool Amazon is.
(Also, I have to say, from a customer pov, I'm really impressed with their customer service. Just had to use them for the 3rd time an hour ago and they always fix my problems.)
The Industry Publishing folks should ride a Conestoga wagon out to California and knock on the door to the Emerald City. When the Great Wizard Amazon answers, the legacy sycophants can beg to enter paradise. The indie rocks!
Noid, do you want to tell her whythey are so weird?
Not really...she won't believe us.
Go ahead, she might.
(heavy sigh) Ok. Those publishing types don't have the standard number of noids assigned to them. Most normal people (Did I say normal.)
(Yes, you're doing great, go on)
Ahhhh...most normal people only have a pair-of-noids. They have ten.
Tell her why they have ten.
Well, there's the printing noid, the lawyer noid, the distribution noid, the supply noid, the royalty noid, the agent noid, the publicity noid, the artwork noid, and the standard two noids that keep the other eight stirred up.
What's great about that setup is that the author never stops worrying. Their follow up books are always substandard to the first one.
I was wondering, why don't the indies have that many noids?
I think it's because most of us don't want to be management. Writing monthly performance reviews is a real pain.
Have you received yours yet from the central clearing house?
They sent me mine to fill out myself. I'm one of the highest rated noids on the planet.
How many others have that rating.
I said how many others have that rating?
Pretty much all of us.