Lawrence Block, in a fantastically wonderful post (called All Changed, Changed Utterly…), gives a perfect sense of what it has been like to move from one side of this crazy industry into indie publishing.
And with his wonderful writing he lets you understand what it feels like to a person like me (or Kris) when we have spent thirty-plus years in the old system to suddenly find this new system. After reading his column, you might understand why every-so-often I just shout out, “I love this new world!”
So please, please, please go read his column, even if you are not indie publishing. (It’s Lawrence Block, for heaven’t sake.) And if you haven’t already, follow the links and buy a book or two that he talks about at the end. (The Scudder short story collection, The Night and the Music, is a personal top favorite of mine.)
Go read the column. You will be very glad you did.