Fear and Loathing in Bookland


So much negativity and fear about Amazon Publishing.

So much focusing on what’s so “wrong” with it, what could happen–and in a bad way.

I’m not perfect, not a saint, nor do I mean to minimize others’ opinions, but why can’t all us writers focus on writing the best possible work, and finding the best possible outlet. Does it really matter if it’s one outlet over another? Will one idea topple all of civilization? Is the sky really falling?

Change happens. Change has been pined for within the world of publishing.

Well, here it is, folks. Welcome to it. Those who kept putting it off just got slapped in the face with it.

Focus on what’s good about this new development—cause it ain’t going away.

And in the meantime…just frigging write.


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Upmarket paranormal fiction author. I write gritty, Twilight Zone-like fiction. Please check out my website: https://www.fpdorchak.com/! Thank you for stopping by!
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5 Responses to Fear and Loathing in Bookland

  1. writers must have panicked with the advent of the printing press then… to the horror of all came the typewriter. then everyone had access to a computer, Even worse, powerful word processing program (openoffice.org) was given out FREE!

    Having a machine able to write or publish does not make a decent book. That, my friends, will not change.

  2. fpdorchak says:

    Well put, 3x.

    Thanks for droppin by!

  3. Karen Lin says:

    Actually I’m starting to see real opportunity in the new model – for me (as a feelance editor), for my son (as a graphic designer) and for talented marketing specialists like Tamela Buhrke.

  4. fpdorchak says:

    “Feelancer”! Like that! :-]

    Of course, there’s opportunity! But with change comes (for many) fear, and I understand that. But, we need to focus what GOOD can come of this, too. Nothing’s perfect, and agents and publishers do get nudged out of this particular effort, but I hardly think it’ll be the end of agents and publishers. We all need to make a better publishing model. Continue writing better works. There will always be “bad” books, because much of “taste” is subjective…that which is not driven purely by the mechanics of “well, THIS sells, no matter how poorly written it may be….”

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