Thursday, March 31, 2011

Take a Chill Pill

Indie publishing is like the Wild West of publishing. There are a great deal of well meaning people out there trying to make sense of the incredible amount of writing that is exploding onto the scene because of the proliferation of eReaders. There are publishers like Amazon and Smashwords that are giving authors a chance to get their work right up there with traditionally published books. And there are reviewers, printers and every conceivable support structure coming into play to accommodate the explosion.

But it’s a crazy eWorld and we may be making it harder for readers to find quality work. That’s why I admire those daring folks who help readers by reviewing Indie Authors. But if there are less than high quality works of literary art out there, there are also some less than professional authors too. I hesitate to add to the viral nature of a particular event that has taken the Indie Publishing world by storm, but I can’t add many more numbers, and frankly, it is just so darn enticing.

I am referring to a review on Big Al’s Books and Pals and the author’s rants about her less than desirable review. And it wasn’t an entirely bad review. Add to that all the comments from others and the reviewer’s responses to the author and you’ve got a tasty little stew. Wow! So for those looking for a little taste of the Wild West Show in Indie Publishing, check out Big Al’s post. It is a must read.

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