Hi there! I just happened to be scanning news headlines and blundered across this post. So, I was like, ho hum. I know, I know … it’s all about giving the readers what they want and making money. Running your writing business like a business. That’s what I cover on this blog.
What got me interested was the post before that about Amazon and the whole DOJ lawsuit thing. Interesting.
Second, I won’t pretend to understand or do an analysis of the lawsuit, but clearly Amazon will end up monopolizing the market, if publishers won’t take the initiative to stop defining success in Amazon’s terms and soon. Seriously, I wonder if the blogger has read the Wired Magazine article about Jeff Bezos. Scary stuff.
Third, these posts completely contradict each other. If we, as authors must run our businesses as publishers, shouldn’t we be willing to take the risks demanded of the Big Six?
More to the point, indie authors are entrepreneurs and we need to take responsibility for our actions. That means we need to be willing to take risks and face possible failure, in order to succeed. That’s the nature of being a real entrepreneur.
PS: I noticed this article by David Pogue with responses to his review of the new Nook. The commenters made a number of great points. Too bad he didn’t know about the ease of buying ebooks in any format from Smashwords.
Of course, I could tweet this post to David Pogue and hope he reads it.
PPPS: Real entrepreneurs don’t use CreateSpace! LSI has confirmed that my proof copy of this book is coming in the mail. Exciting!
PPPPS: Ironically, I did a slightly different twist on this theme on another blog
years and years ago.