Recently, I was speaking to someone about the impact of the Indie publishing world on large publishing houses. It is also my answer to those who have closed minds about reading Indie authors. We are seeing some large publishing houses now using the Indie publishing world as the minor leagues before offering contracts to successful Indie authors. These authors, after successful sales of books, are offered contracts for the successful book(s) or for future titles. Let’s not forget to mention that we are now seeing large publishing houses compete with the Indie world for spots on popular best-seller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today. So, the old adage of what came first the chicken or the egg turns to what made these authors successful…their writing or the traditional publishing house contracts.
Now, does that mean that all Indie authors fit into these criteria? No, but I can tell the reader of this post that I have given just as many one and two star reviews to traditional publishing house authors as I have Indie authors. The reverse can also be said. In a world, where dried up, cookie cutter, overproduced authors are shoved down readers' throats as a result of powerful marketing campaigns and sales staging, I have had the pleasure to read fresh, new and eager authors through the Indie world.
So on a final note, in the Naomi Blackburn world, why would I pay $25 for an overproduced author’s novel that I am paying more for the traditional publishing houses’ overhead when I can pay $5 or less for a high quality novel without the overhead?!?!