Read All the Series Comments…
There have been some really good comments.
More than likely I’ll cover a couple more myths that infect both traditional and indie. But not going to deal with the beginning writer myths like writing quickly equals writing poorly, or that all good writing is rewriting. Those are beginner myths and not what I am doing this series for.
But I will talk about the new path for Indie writers a little more. And where I see traditional publishing in a decade, using the history of the Dime Novels into Pulps and then the history of Pulps into Paperback publishing.
The Pulps were dying a slow death toward the end of their run (just like traditional is now), but then they were killed suddenly be the distribution collapse in 1957/58. I don’t expect traditional publishers to go away suddenly. They will hang on for the regular trade books and also movie star and political and sports books. But most fiction lines will be gone, shifted to indie and the new electronic distribution methods.
Trade paper and hardbacks will still be done by indies, but mostly for stores and library sales as more and more of us old-time readers fade off.
So got more topics to cover. Just want to get to writing tonight. But if you haven’t, go back to the first post and read the comments. Fun stuff.