This article hit me where it counts. I adore music and writing, so I get this. I would normally share a link to such an article and hope someone would take the time to stroll over and read it, but this deserves more attention. This is essentially a reblog from one of my favorite industry specific blogs, The Alliance of Independent Authors blog.
Look at what this multitalented author and musician has to stay about indies.
“Independent artists are everywhere now. And authors don’t self-publish because they’re too lazy to go through the slog of submitting queries to agents, or editing their manuscripts properly, or simply out of impatience to see their work in print, just like independent musicians aren’t too lazy to find a record deal. They simply have a different sound. Or they don’t want to be told by a record label what they should and shouldn’t record.” –Jessica Bell
From the Alliance of Independent Authors blog, Opinion: How Indie Publishing Compares to the Indie Music Scene; published October 29, 2013.
If you have the time, please take a look at the full article (linked above) to see and understand the comparison. I have felt this way about indie publishing for some time now, but it is always good to see one’s own opinion validated and agreed with by someone else of status, importance, or influence.
Now, if only the consumer masses could get a hold of this idea and make it go viral, then the publishing industry really would be changed forever and for the better.
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