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tracihilton

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Spent the evening with a bunch of Industry Publishing folks
Posted: Jun 25, 2012 9:11 PM
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They are such weirdos. ; )

Nice people, but weird.

While I was sitting there people were clicking away, buying my books.

Their books were in the hands of agents being shopped, and in the queue for agents' time. Their books were contracted--to be released 2 years from now.

Amazing, award winning authors too. Really great, weird, people. ; )

They can have their traditional model, I say. And more power to 'em.

Traci
jeanetteraleigh

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Re: Spent the evening with a bunch of Industry Publishing folks
Posted: Jun 25, 2012 9:29 PM   in response to: tracihilton in response to: tracihilton
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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.)
diamondlifestyle

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Re: Spent the evening with a bunch of Industry Publishing folks
Posted: Jun 26, 2012 1:43 AM   in response to: jeanetteraleigh in response to: jeanetteraleigh
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hurrah for the indie revolution!
sargeking

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Posted: Jun 26, 2012 6:35 AM   in response to: tracihilton in response to: tracihilton
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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!
martitalbott

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Posted: Jun 26, 2012 6:44 AM   in response to: tracihilton in response to: tracihilton
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Don't forget how much more control we have over content. That's a biggy for me.
sargeking

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Posted: Jun 26, 2012 6:49 AM   in response to: martitalbott in response to: martitalbott
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I can reply yes to that, even with a mouthful of marbles!
privateerclause...

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Posted: Jun 26, 2012 7:15 AM   in response to: sargeking in response to: sargeking
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Amazon is the Great Emancipator of writers. God bless Amazon!
thetimucuan

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Posted: Jun 26, 2012 7:19 AM   in response to: tracihilton in response to: tracihilton
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But why? Was it like a freak show, a car wreck you had to see? :)

I would rather be writing.
sargeking

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Posted: Jun 26, 2012 7:27 AM   in response to: privateerclause... in response to: privateerclause...
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God bless Lincoln and the "Emancipation of Proclamation".
saxon21

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Re: Spent the evening with a bunch of Industry Publishing folks
Posted: Jun 26, 2012 7:39 AM   in response to: tracihilton in response to: tracihilton
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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.
lsburton337

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Posted: Jun 26, 2012 7:58 AM   in response to: jeanetteraleigh in response to: jeanetteraleigh
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I would argue that indie publishing works for genre fiction, but for literary fiction an author is probably best served going that traditional route.

And some people really just like having a book. Oddly enough, I'm one of them. Total bibliophile and proud :)


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tracihilton

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Posted: Jun 26, 2012 8:03 AM   in response to: lsburton337 in response to: lsburton337
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I went for two simple reasons...one because as a work at home parent I am constantly hungry for time with adults who do what I do (write.)

And 2. because most of my best promotional opportunities have come from networking with other writers--both indy and trad, so I like to keep networking.

: )

Traci
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