Publishing and Doom and Gloom, Oh the Horror!

Unknown

How many times have you heard the publishing industry is doomed? How many times have you heard writers don’t make money…eh well…good money? It seems everywhere you turn, there is doom and gloom. Just look at this article.

http://www.salon.com/2013/03/15/hey_amazon_wheres_my_money/

What is a writer to do?!? First, I think we should all take a deep breath. How many times was the world supposed to end? I think we dodged a nuclear war or two, the Y2K robot invasion, a rapture (which may or may not have been averted by the Macho Man Randy Savage. If you don’t get that one, just check out this short video- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3kDSv-kABM), and of course the 2012 doomsday. While I eagerly await the 112th pope doom prophesy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prophecy_of_the_Popes), I think we can rest assured that the earth is not coming to an end anytime soon. The same with the publishing industry. Don’t believe me? Ok, take a look at this.

http://blog.karenwoodward.org/2013/03/joe-konrath-says-kdp-select-made-him.html?spref=tw&buffer_share=af779&utm_source=buffer

Ah! So writers do make money! And, while 50 Shades of Gray is a travesty and I loathe every inch of the thing (bad writing and plots, much like Twilight, does that to me), it does prove that books can sell and the publishing industry is doing just fine. I know you are wondering about self publishing versus traditional. I won’t get into that at this time (hint, I still like the traditional publishing method). But for right now, we can relax knowing the publishing industry will survive…at least until that pope prophesy comes true…

Advertisements

2 Comments

Filed under Publishing

2 responses to “Publishing and Doom and Gloom, Oh the Horror!

  1. Too funny. As long as we can laugh, we will somehow get by, no matter what comes true – or not.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s