NEZIH TAVLAS wrote:
Guys, grandmaster, james, Ralph E Vaughan, what's your problem ?
Why are you so angry like that...
Them angry? I think not, luv, since you're the one who's all "Sod America and everyone in it." Got a beam in your eye, do you? Personally, I like our American cousins alot. As far as your vitriolic comment about only America counting in the world, that's not true. There' the U.K. too.
NEZIH TAVLAS wrote:
You mean if we are non-English speakers we have no chance, good to hear that.
Actually you are right; Americans are the only nation in the world never mind the others...
Never said that -- any of it. But, it's true that those without good English skills will likely have no chance, unless they can find and hire competent editors. It's not a slam against you or anyone else, it's just fact. I've been around a lot longer than many, and I've studied publishing for almost as long.
Like it or not, the US is the largest ebook market in the world. If you can't write to acceptable standards, you won't get very far. Many, many people are finding out that publishing their own books isn't the easy way to make a living they thought it would be, mostly because they can't accept advice, don't think they need any help, or are just too lazy to take the time to learn how to publish effectively.
I just asked an innocent question and then they mercilessly attacked...
No one attacked you. Get over yourself. People have tried to help you, but it seems you appreciate the nonsense our dear Tommy spouts to good, usable advice. So be it. When you inevitably post about how horrible readers are, how Amazon isn't fair, how people are stealing your sales, or whatever you chose to blame you failure on, many of us will be in the background, thinking "I told you so".
Don't take it personally. This forum is dominated by the jealous and bitter. They have a problem, not you.
Maybe it's because KDP has opened up book publishing to authors outside of their pathetic little clique, and they just aren't confident enough in their own work to defend it, so they attack others instead.
We've barged into their own little exclusive club, and they don't like the competition.
I say go for it, self publish, do your best and see how it goes. Don't take advice from people who would prefer to see you fail.
I while ago I simply asked for some feedback, all I got was assurances It wouldn't sell. It sold. A lot these so-called experts are writing absolute garbage anyway. Time to cut out the dead wood eh? They don't deserve this anymore than the new guys.
Good luck with it. Self-publishing ISN'T suicide. Give it a try!
Common sense. It's a numbers game. If you write a book in some other language, if it is popular, then it will sell.
But you have to overcome the barrier that North America offers, in terms of simply, an obsession with Silicon Valley,
how to deal with editors in English, and for that, just hire local experts. Who cares what language your readers
speak? I find in my own country, which does have English as an official language, that we may try to deal with
local Amazon reps, but they are elusive. Even in a big city. No, you must go directly to their company head
quarters in Seattle to get anything done. They function on a strict hierarchy basis that way, but that makes
them more efficient, in a narrow way. Why not centralize authority, just to keep actions coherent?
When I say "go" to, I mean "goto" only on the wire. Be Wired.