It’s a combination of wanting a change personally and of feeling like I’ve hit a wall in my development that I don’t know how to break through. The tyranny of narrative is beginning to frustrate me, or at least narrative as we’re currently defining it. I’m convinced there’s a new grammar out there somewhere. But that could just be my form of theism.
Another article from an author who’s abandoned traditional publishing in favour of doing it herself.
There’s lots of stories like this now, but this one’s an entertaining read. It also has two startling points in it:
- Publishers get no information from Amazon about where their books are selling and who is buying them, so they’re effectively blind
I love too how she describes traditional publishing as “vanity” publishing and not self-publishing. How things change…
A very clever idea by an independent publisher to create urgency for their book to be read.
(via Colin Wright)
I’ve been doing lots of reading around creativity and the battles people face in creative endeavours, including Steve Pressfield’s follow up The Warrior Ethos. There’s no escaping that change is hard; it inspired this post this week about the challenge of pursuing big ideas in journalism and publishing.