Hi! I’ll get right to the point, since time is short and I can barely type this post.
Yesterday, I posted this on another blog, but I don’t think I got the full point across.
My point is that, in terms of selling books, there is nothing new here.
What’s changed is the way they’re published and distributed.
So, real self-published authors don’t list exclusively with Amazon, because then they’re not self-published, anymore. They’re Amazon authors with no cover artist, editing, promotion or marketing support, other than Amazon’s algorithms.
And the publishing industry responds how? Slowly, of course. A little late in the game. Amazon is a huge technology company, and it’s about way more than just publishing now.
Do you see now why the Amazon Studios presentation was such a buzz kill?
Now do you understand why I’m urging everyone to please,
pretty please, whatever you do, don’t buy anything from Amazon on CyberMonday or anytime.
It’s time to choose. We all need to choose. I can’t do this alone. It’s up to you, the consumers. Are we going to let Amazon become the only retailer/bookseller/publisher/owner of the Internet/spy?
Please consider buying a Kobo or a Nook.
I’ve asked my husband for a Kobo for Christmas. Fuck Amazon.
Here are a few links of possible interest:
Who’s the doofus now? Ha ha ha …
Support Small Business Saturday! Even on Sunday.
Or consider supporting an indie author, a New York Times ebook bestselling indie author who isn’t famous, because I haven’t achieved notoriety.
You can do that by contributing to my Indiegogo campaign for the Sam McRae Mystery Series or my literacy and Sandy relief campaign. To be honest, my mystery series campaign needs all the help it can get. I’ve raised $520, and I’m trying to reach $5,000 by Dec. 10. Any RTs or other support would be greatly appreciated!
And here’s the series FB page. Please like it.
Even so, I just paid my NWU dues, because I do believe that writers are entitled to fair compensation for their work, even if they’re not famous. Which brings me to this post. Can you spot the troll?
Don’t worry, I forgive the troll. Ha ha ha …
But I know who you are. Ha ha ha …
It’s even my quotation for the week!
And, before I forget and since I’ve probably pissed everyone off (except maybe Paul and Trevor and Meredith and Nina and the entire #teasercrew and Eric and David and Kathy with dystonia and Jay and Robert Best and Caren Kennedy and Louise Phillips and Tim Hallinan and Sasscer Hill and Karen McQuestion and Scott and Mary C, I hope, and Chris V and The Bloggess and my entire family and all my friends and authors that know and care about me — dammitall!!!!), if you’re on Facebook, please login and click the link below to vote in the Indiegogo Contest, which could win $500 for my Sam McRae Mystery Series Campaign. Vote now, if you can. It takes literally 5 seconds. Votes are due by Wednesday, but please vote now!
I’m begging you. Just scroll down on the page and click the blue VOTE button. It would mean a lot, and if everyone who reads this clicks that blue button, it would surely make a difference! Click here or copy and paste the link!
Finally, let’s end with this
horribly appropriate teaser and videos from Nik Nak’s Old Peculiar. It’s all about evolution and survival of the fittest.
“I felt invincible. My strength was that of a giant. God was certainly standing by me. I smashed five saloons with rocks before I ever took a hatchet.”
Radical Temperance campaigner, Carrie Nation November 25, 1846 – June 9, 1911.
PS: Before you leave a comment, please read this post. Thanks!
UPDATE 2: Oops! Sorry, I forgot to include The Top 20 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Green Holiday Gift Deals! Green alternatives to Amazon. Which blog am I on?
Oh, yeah. Has climate change really killed Thanksgiving? As if.