A company doesn't have to compete with Amazon. A company can instead innovate in sectors Amazon doesn't presently care about.
After 20 years, a million written words, and nine rejected novels, I finally landed a book contract.
Amazon is not a monopoly or a monopsony, and even if it were, that by itself isn't illegal.
Authors need to decide if they want to keep forever to themselves, or share forever with a publisher who takes over half the cover price.
Because we self-published 'Draculas,' we control the rights. Not just for now, but forever.
E-books are preferable to paper; they can be delivered instantly. In many cases, they're cheaper; you can buy them with the press of a button.
I doubt I'll ever have another traditional print deal.
I have turned off Google Alerts and don't Google my name or my pen names. I don't go on message boards. I don't read my book reviews.
I just try to write entertaining books that are easily identifiable.
I love bookstores and booksellers. In my novel 'Dirty Martini,' I thanked over 3,000 booksellers by name in the back matter.
I really think it is possible to make a very nice living by writing and not worrying about anything else.
I've been saying for years that readers want inexpensive ebooks.
It's easier to release an ebook than a print book.
My grandchildren will be making money from the stories I write and sell as eBooks because they will continue to be making money.
My Kindle readers have been incredibly faithful fans.
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