I’m over on Taleist today, a fabulous blog if you have even the mildest interest in self-publishing, guest-posting about why self-publishers need to start behaving themselves, or cop themselves on as we’d say here in Ireland.
“Amazon is effectively the adults’ table, and we self-publishers have been allowed to join. (And yes, I’m using the word allowed, because Amazon is a privately owned business who can sell what they want, not a democracy.) But the stunning success of a very few has imbued some of us with a rebellious over-confidence that seems to make us think we can put our elbows on the table, make faces in our food and throw peas at the other guests, and that we can do it ad infinitum without ever being asked to leave.But that just isn’t the case. If self-publishers don’t buck up and start acting professionally, if we waste these opportunities that have been handed to us on a plate, if we insist on taking advantage of the situation without keeping up our end of the bargain – producing quality content – then we’re going to get sent back to the kid’s table.”
In other news, Self-Printed just got (ahem, another) five-star review on Amazon.com. D. Wright says, “Want more evidence of how great Self-Printed is? Before I read it, I’d planned to write my own “how-to” book detailing my process. But truth is, at the moment, I don’t think I’d come up with something that will top Howard’s effort.” That wasn’t exactly my intention – I don’t want to stop you from writing your own book! – but thanks so much for a great review. As for the rest you, you know it’s like 95% brand new content and the Kindle edition is just $2.99, right?