Friday, September 23, 2005
Better later than never
Bottom line: there's good news and bad news: many of the things I've wanted to point out about publishing have already been said somewhere else. (That's the bad news.) But I still think I have a new viewpoint to bring to the discussion. (That would be the good news, folks.)
There are straight-up writing blogs by writers, for writers, about writing, reading, ranting, and publishing. There are agents and editors, agents who used to be editors, and I'm sure somewhere there are editors who used to be agents; all kinds of people in publishing ranting on and on about their particular role in the process. There are the POD people whose main interest seems to be drumming up business for themselves (cough -- BookLocker -- cough). And there's Dan Poynter trying to get everyone to start up their own publishing business so he can get rich selling them all they need to know to do so.
But there doesn't seem to be a Shadow, a self-publisher (with a real publishing business) at the very beginning of his game.
Then again, now that I've widened the scope of my blog reading, there's all the more grist for blog writing. Watch out, blogoshpere: Shadow's here.