"My work is better than a lot of books out there! Of course, I had a great editor, a great cover designer, and all I had to do was the words. The reviews have been really good, better than I expected (because I forget what a genius I am), and all is…"
"So have I. That was one of the reasons I self-pubbed. That, and I'm not getting any younger here. That, and I wanted some control over the process. That, and I don't have thick skin. Wait. I said that already. "
"Yes, of course I'd rather write books than market them, but that's not my reality. My reality is that with people wanting to read my book, but agents and publishers not interested, I chose to do it myself. People love my book. Did I want…"
"They may have made a significant investment, or they may have made a small investment. They have other books to promote too, and if a 50 Shades shows up, they're going to move on to what's going to make them the most money and sideline my…"
"Yes, big ones do. It's not just about issuing a press release -- it's about where to pitch the release, it's about having personal contacts to talk to, it's about knowing all the places to contact that would be a good source of…"
"Sure, but they're also more likely to pull it if the book isn't doing well. For them, it's a business decision, as it should be since they're in business to make money, and if a book doesn't do well right away, they can cut…"