In honor of NaNoWriMo, I started a new novel. I am seriously considering self-publishing electronically. The stigma is fading, and the publishing industry is changing the way the music industry did. Like it or not, itunes sells 64% of the music. They say by the end of 2012, Amazon will sell 50% of all books. I don’t like it, but I accept it as the current reality (which we all should work on changing). Ebooks account for 31% of all books sold and that number is growing exponentially.
Amazon is a corporation that exists to make money and is therefore destructive by nature. But there are positive side-effects of their current business plan. They don’t give a shit about publishers and agents. They would much rather get material straight from the author and share a bigger percentage with them.
The biggest bonus though, is that it frees me from worrying about the artificial constraints put in place by publishers - genre books should be 90,000 words, fantasy should not have profanity, you can’t mix sex with serious plots and characters, etc….
The downside, I have to pimp myself and my wares. Alas, dear tumblr follower, I intend to do that here. Don’t unfollow yet. My current book centers on matters esoteric in nature.
I used to run a separate blog for writing, and will probably go back to that, but for now I’ll use this blog, and expand the themes to magick, change, and writing. I do this in hopes just a few of my current 281 followers might enjoy and spread the word. Would you read a book about a magician that actually used some real world magick theory?