- Jun 20, 2011
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This is important. Dean Wesley Smith says:
It's something worth keeping in mind. I still fall back to the old produce mindset myself, even though I am actively pursuing the self-e-pub route.—Books are no longer produce.
This is vastly different from the old ways of thinking in publishing and how publishers still think about sales to bookstores. How a book sells in the first week or the first month means nothing in this new world of unlimited electronic shelf space.
Slow sales and slow growth are what matters now.
— Do no promotion.
That's my favourite bit. What he says makes a lot of sense, even if it's a lot of work. Enough to turn me into a short story writer...
It's also a reason OP should definitely publish his stuff, regardless of how little it might make in the short term.