originally posted by: audubon
a reply to: R6A6W6
Don't work for free! Look into self-publishing as an e-book (which you can do very easily via the Amazon website, there's a step by step guide). Price
it at 99 cents (or pence, whatever) and see how it goes.
If you're going to do any writing, you will soon find that there are plenty of people out there who are quite happy for you to starve as long as they
profit while you're alive. Don't give the bastards the satisfaction.
These days the only people that make money in literature and music are those with big publishing backing, media advertising, agents with contacts
among the lumberjacks. Everyone else is just making pennies if anything at all.
Yes, us writers and musicians have a hard time now. Both are very elitist in terms of distribution and advertising. There are writers who get exposure
via MSM like the Guardian and still hardly make anything. All the writers are moaning because they can't have writing as their only means of an income
The problem is that there are millions of writers and musicians. Before the internet we never got to hear about the many, just the few were shoved
down our throats. Now at least we have HUGE choice and can go looking for ourselves.
As far as my music goes I do it because I love it. I don't make a penny from it. Only those who big media push will actually make money from what they
You write a book or make an album. Even a thousand punters buying your thing will not help. It's a few quid to pay off expenses.
I am glad that there are millions of writers and musicians personally. It's healthy to see all these people enjoying these creative mediums. My music
costs me thousands every year to do (in terms of gear) and thousands of hours very detailed work, too, but I don't even bother sharing music any
JK Rowling is a million to one rarity. David Icke only gets a readership and an audience because he keys in to a certain kind of paranoia and was once
a media so called "celebrity".
I think we have forgotten the fine art of data bases. Myspace got really good at it with their search criteria. Since then it is very difficult to
We need detailed search criteria. On the old Myspace you could search locally throughout the whole world for what music you wanted. I could search for
house music in Tel Aviv or Berlin for example and there would be other helpful definitions, too.
Soundcloud data base searches are crap. Amazon's are, too. I wrote to Amazon about it, but no response. It's like they don't want us to have too much
power to choose exactly and where we can find what we want.
edit on 25-9-2017 by Revolution9 because: (no reason given)