Folks, Kris’s new business blog is up and titled “R*E*S*P*E*C*T.” A must read not only for what Kris is saying about respect from traditional editors, but for the list that Lee Allred puts together and she posts on the differences between traditional publishing and indie publishing.
Kris and I are in the middle of dealing with a nasty estate, she couldn’t travel this week to a conference in Florida because of these problems, and I am teaching this week. And yet with all that, she still had to deal with what rude traditional editors do to writers.
Lee did not add that aspect to the negatives of traditional publishers.
Kris is fed up. I’m fed up when it happens to her and when it happens to me.
I have published over 100 books with traditional publishers. So has Kris. We have both been award-winning editors and publishers. You may not like something we say, you may disagree, but after thirty plus years we deserve the respect of our knowledge.
I love having discussions, and I am not always right, and I love to keep learning. But to my face or in business dealings, treat me with respect of my years. I can demand that much.
And so can my wife.
Indie publishing goes directly to the fans, to the readers, and that is a wonderful new aspect of this world. That aspect alone is turning me more and more to indie publishing.
Read Kris’s blog, read Lee’s list.