Change is coming, but that’s nothing new for indie publishing. We learn, adapt, and iterate.
The future for New York, and the brick and mortar book store, doesn’t look bright, but they survived the great depression. The odds of them going away entirely are next to zero. They too will need to adapt, same as us, and it’s impossible to say with certainty what their new form will look like in five years, but it’s a good bet to say that at least one of the bigger publishers will go under. However, during the turmoil, there’s an excellent opportunity for new mid-sized publishers specialized into genres, to fill the void.
Health is the core element of general life quality. There is obviously far more than health, such as self-actualization—a core reason I’m an author—and social network of friends and family, but health directly affects those elements.
This is only my 3rd loaf, and it turned out great. Using a bread pan meant I was able to cut the bread into sandwich slices.
Do you like to bake bread?
Do you have a go to recipe?
“Our new research review, released today, shows that engagement with audiobooks can benefit children’s reading skills and enjoyment, as well as their mental well-being and emotional intelligence.”
Develop a growth mindset and ignore everything else.
Talent X Hard Work X Perseverance X Learning X Luck = SUCCESS
This led to another insight: writing is challenging, not hard. Webster defines challenging as, “arousing competitive interest, thought, or action”, and hard as, “difficult to bear or endure”.
Salt & Steel has advanced to semi-finals for Coming of Age.
Sorcerer’s Quest the complete trilogy: Orphan’s Price, Ocean’s Dagger, and Sorcerer’s Quest, has advanced to semi-finals for Gaslamp Fantasy & Steampunk.
Salt & Steel has been nominated for the book of the year under the coming of age fantasy. I want to thank those of you who’ve nominated my book, I’m deeply honored.
You can vote here. You’re allowed 3 nominations, and I hope you choose Salt & Steel as one of them, but either way be sure and vote for the 3 books you think should win.
The purpose of this article is to help those authors who are just starting out. Experienced authors who’ve been publishing for some time may find this information redundant or basic. However, I felt that hearing from a new author would help those who’re are still early in their careers like myself. It’s always encouraging to learn from more advance authors, but I’ve always wanted to hear from fellow authors who’re just starting out.
Sabetha and I are continuing with the podcast, and so far all the feedback has been great. We were asked to make it more of us having a conversation and less structured. We did that for this latest episode.
We talk about what it’s like to publish, our efforts to spread reviews, a special giveaway contest we’re hosting for our Discord Channel, and some funny current events.
In this episode Sabetha and I share more about ourselves and our vision for Aconite Cafe.
For full show notes visit Aconite Cafe.