a reply to: SyxPak
Hey, do You like that reader better than kindle? I am totally new to the e-readers so am just curious as to it's quality.
It is much the same. I look for two things, the ability to control the font and the ability to have an alternative to a white background. Most
readers do that. The only thing left is the trust that the reader is not buggy. Both the ones we are discussing have proven track records.
Is it hard to get a book published? By E-Book standards, and or paper printed books? I mean I know that only a select few even really make it big in
writing and all, but just curious I guess.
In the past, it was all about printed books and publishers.
If you could get the interest of a publisher, they would provide you with an editor who actually helped write the book by acting as a sounding board
and generally helped since they had vast experience and were generally specialists in the Genre.
The publisher handled all of the error correcting, the covers, the advertising and getting it on shelves. They did a lot of work.
Now, not so much. They seem to trawl the forums and reading sites trying to get hold of finished works that require no effort on their part. With
all this, they still pay peanuts.
On the other hand, anyone can publish via E-book. It is easy as long as you either learn the ropes or publish through a service that costs perhaps
$300. They will handle it all for you and send it to all of the E-book stores.
This book is available in a great many stores and in many countries such as Germany and even Japan. It is in English though.
I write for the pure pleasure of it. I am retired and this is my chosen hobby. As far as hobbies go, it is not all that expensive.
Will I ever get my money back, well, who cares! I might, I may even make some pocket money some day.
Will I get rich, not likely. Even J K Rowling was quoted as saying, "The books did not make me rich, it was the movies that did that."
Only a miniscule number of Authors make any real income from books. Look within your own country and count the number of current famous Authors. You
would be going to get one out of every million people.
If you write to make money, get a new career!