Still stirring it up at Litopia

I still seem to be challenging traditionalists at Litopia http://litopia.com/forum/does-unpublished-writer-need-agent who continue to turn their noses up at self-publishing.   No matter how many times I say well yes we’d all love to have the great agent and publisher behind us, they can’t seem to comprehend that self-publishing and putting yourself out in the marketplace, building a following, proving that you can market yourself can be a way to the promise land of being professionally joined to industry expertise. 

Here was my latest attempt at making my point :

Perhaps I should rephrase my argument to read–wouldn’t an agent and publisher rather represent someone who has proven themselves in the marketplace and as a self-promoter, than the “precious” author/artist who cannot bring herself to do the long hours of marketing required to sell your product to those who do not read “literary magazines, major genre specialists etc.”

I think in this new world of publishing–for it surely is a new world–unless you are truly special and your gifts apparent for all to see–you’d better be prepared to hustle your buns off if you want to be read.

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One thought on “Still stirring it up at Litopia

  1. Keep fighting the good fight, and don’t lose heart, a lot of great artists go unrecognized in their times’, it’s the nature of the beast.

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