Saturday, June 23, 2012

Another view from Indie Land

John Locke, the best-selling kindle author comments on his still being on the outside, even after a distribution deal with Simon and Schuster: http://indiereader.com/2012/05/john-locke-on-the-big-problem-still-facing-indies/

Obligatory snippet:
I knew as an indie author it was unlikely I would ever be interviewed on TV, or have my paperback, Wish List, reviewed in print media. So I knew there was an exclusive club. But I thought my distribution deal made me a member, or at the very least, an honorary member. Boy, was I wrong! I hired a publicist and offered myself up…and quickly learned I was not part of the club! Not one media outlet would talk to me or review my book.  Even the little papers in the towns where I grew up and went to high school and college refused to do a story on me!
wow...  who would have thought that Mass Market PB distributed by S&S wasn't enough?  Wow.
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