I saw a post on my facebook yesterday about some award nominations again, and I wasn’t going to write a blog post because I don’t like giving free media attention to things which are not going to get much whatsoever, but I figured I’d address it in an obtuse manner at least because there’s a message that can be delivered here.
It doesn’t matter.
The establishment industry’s bookstores are not going to be surviving the pandemic. The distribution model will be too painful to too many. The system of publishers is going to spiral into a slow death. It’s inevitable and there’s very little propping it up besides vanity at this point — vanity of “I have a publisher” vanity of “I have a bookstore.”
By going directly to Amazon, I make more money in a month than most of these names make a in a year.
Even famed Star Wars novelist Timothy Zahn just dipped his toes into self publishing for the first time yesterday (I’ll do a youtube video on this later, so subscribe).
Change is inevitable. We are winning. Don’t worry about the same 500 people voting for the same 10 people over and over. They’re irrelevant, and most of them are so geriatric they won’t be coming out of the Corona-chan crisis anyway.
The new hotness is here. It’s pulp-speed production with epic swashbuckling action, deep characters you can relate to, and more. Check out my new sci-fi novel Colony Launch, out April 22nd, up for pre-order now.