The six-figure book advance, like the New York Times bestseller, is the object of many a writer’s fantasy. Whether it’s also a realistic goal is something else again.
The process of writing fiction takes the writer on a journey that is often frustrating and challenging. With so many novelists experimenting with new and unusual concepts, it can be difficult to find a style you’re comfortable with.
Even before the major US newspapers started cutting back on reviewing books, it was extremely difficult, if not impossible is seemed, to get your book reviewed in them.
10 – You will always have a job. As long as people want to read, other people like us need to write. And people will always want to read, right?
The self-publishing industry is certainly changing and this can certainly be seen in the e-book segment. It’s safe to say that e-books are now fully embraced by the traditional publishing industry as well. Even so, the e-publishing industry is still maturing and things will look radically different a year from now than they do today. This is especially true for e-book prices.