I trust you.
I’ve had people, many of them friends of mine give me a pained expression, full of well-meaning worry for me and my livelihood, when I tell them I am self-publishing. I tell them that the book publishing industry has changed. It’s a brave new world full of new opportunities for artists to connect directly with their audiences.
Yes, it’s frightening to take that leap of faith and do something outside of long-standing tradition. I’m doing so, and Mz. Palmer’s TED talk here is precisely why.
I don’t want to connect with a publishing house. I want to connect with you. I don’t fancy giving 80% of my money to a middle-man to stand between my readers and myself. I want people to be able to enjoy a good fantasy novel for no more than three dollars and to be happy with that investment.
That’s why I have decided to put forward my art this way; I trust you.
2 thoughts on “The Art of Asking”
I’m glad I came upon this post. I am going to self-publish as well. Thank you for sharing. This posting was the confirmation I need to keep walking straight ahead!
I’m glad you found what you needed Ourjourney. I have a whole folder of bookmarks and even one or two on my bookmarks bar full of things like these. In any career, we sometimes need to be reminded of our “mission statement” as it were. Keep at it!