Kevis Hendrickson· Registered
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As an author who published his first book before (DTP/KDP, Smashwords, Createspace, Nook Books, and a host of now readily accessible (meaning FREE) POD/ebook publishers, it irks me to see how many newly published authors take the whole system for granted. Once upon a time (and not very long ago) every aspiring author had to slog through the time-consuming, painstakingly bloodsucking process of submitting queries and book proposals to the gatekeepers of the publishing world (the thought of rejection slips piling up in my sock drawer up makes my eyes bleed). Fast forward a few years and the old guard is sucking wind trying to cope with the new publishing paradigm that allows readers to decide which books they read. The hissy fits I've been seeing some authors throw lately are not only counter-productive, but downright silly. Just thought I'd share this link with the members of this board, in the hopes of restoring some sanity to our little corner of the publishing sphere.