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I am a very quiet person that dabbles in many hobbies.  I have found writing to be my passion to take me away from my stress and help me relax.  Very family oriented, I enjoy spending time with family and friends doing a big cookout or just having a good round of sister talk with the girls. I take each and blessing as a gift and never question why things happen.  We have to take the good with the bad to complete ourselves as a person.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Banning, Avoiding or Eliminating the Indy Authors on Amazon

Read a post on Amazon where a reader wants Amazon to apply a filter to rid the self-published books. I understand a reader's right to only want to read books by established authors and books published traditionally.

This post also made me feel when a person snubs their nose at the self-published author, it’s like saying these authors should give up on their dreams. My question is, now that a large number of traditionally published authors are going the self-publishing route, does this mean they will no longer have their following or should no longer write because they left their publishing house?

Traditionally published and self-published authors are striving for the same conclusion...to put out a product for readers to enjoy or learn from in any genre. True, the publishing houses offer more services to help those authors and true the self-published author has to rely on feedback and others to help achieve what a department at a publishing house can do. Snubbing or eliminating a category is wrong on many levels. If you eliminate or snub the unknown you never know what might be overlooked. The brilliant minds that would never be discovered or the masterpiece one might have been waiting all their lives to read. If you don't care for us self-published authors, that's okay, but to take it to a point where we should be eliminated is uncalled for.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Another Self-Promotion For All Authors

It's coming around time to start making that Christmas list.  For $0.99 you can give the reader in your life a good book on any genre for any electronic reader.  While you are searching for your favorites, please check me out on Google ebooks, smashwords, BN, Amazon, and allromanceebooks for less than a dollar.

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