Picture a small town in
On the first day of the conference, a
|Readers like books from every part of this Venn Diagram. Except that little grey circle. Nobody likes those.|
You may or may not like sushi. But if you were stranded and hungry in
If you're reading this, odds are you love to read. Odds are, you've read hundreds of great books and are searching for your next. Imagine all those books, the great ones that didn't make the cut because a publisher didn't think it had "mass appeal".
That's why I want to self-publish. Because just like
I'm not doing this because I think agents are bad people, or that publishers don't know what they're doing, or that chain bookstores are soulless. On the contrary. I think as readers, we’re indebted to them. They’ve made so many good books available to us. They don’t just shape the world of literature; they BUILT it.
But the publishing world is changing.
I’m not trying to find readers that hate all the books ever published so far. That’s crazy. It’s like saying you couldn’t find a single decent thing to eat in
Think of my book as a new food or recipe. Are you willing to try it?