Yesterday, I posted a link to an article by Smashwords creator Mark Coker (scroll down a little). In it, he talks about how sales are down for indies, and partially dings Kindle Unlimited for that. Now Russell Blake weighs in, though he doesn’t appear to be “replying” to Coker’s article. Perhaps great minds think alike? I should write something like that and up my greatness!
But you know…whatever. Here’s the link:
So what’s an author to do? My strategy is to continue writing books I’d want to read, and hope that my readership grows over time, and feels that my stories and prose are a fair value at their $5 or so price point.
One of my favorite indie-publishing posts by Russell is his “Author Myths” series. If you want a little more curated Blake to sift, have a look at these:
4 responses to “Russell Blake weighs in on the state of indie publishing”
Even if the market is saturated, isn’t there always room for something good and different? Seems like many other factors could be influencing the slowdown of remarkable (15K per month?) incomes for these authors. Like maybe a glut of the same old thing? The public is fickle. We like change.
In my opinion, there is always room for something different. It’s difficult to find too.
In fact, if you’re not writing something different, there’s no way to stand out.
Yeah, but how do readers find the “something good and different” in the glut?