Here is why anyone is allowed to write a book despite the outcry from traditional publishing. It’s why a market full of substandard books doesn’t destroy anything.
Let’s use something entirely different as an analogy.
Let’s say somebody wants to open a new restaurant in town. The other 10 restaurateurs suspect the new chef doesn’t know what they’re doing.
Does that give them the right to prevent that restaurant from opening? I think not.
Let’s go extreme.
… more … “Write ‘Em All and Let the Market Sort ‘Em Out”
Authors seem to think they need to please their fans, or Amazon, or a publisher. I know I’ll be the voice no one wants to hear, but I don’t change my art for anyone. And yeah, you’re gonna say that I’ll never be a best-seller; that if you don’t bend to the market, you’ll never get popular.
But I already have real-life experience which says otherwise.
… more … “I Will Never Adjust My Art to Suit You”
Another of my least favorite arguments proffered by supporters of traditional publishing:
Have you seen all the junk that comes out of vanity press? Traditional publishing avoids that.
No, it doesn’t.
… more … “Traditional Publishing: Keepers of the Quality?”