I’ve just been over reading Aaron Polson’s blog and it’s struck a vital chord. The question of e-publishing versus retro publishing. Kindle is everywhere at the minute. Hell, I have it on my phone. So why not exploit it for my own ends?
Then there comes the other argument that says I’m helping with the downfall of hardcopy literature, something that would be akin to extinction of super-tasty cows and sheep in my opinion. Will my little raindrop add to the torrent? Of course it will. So am I an impatient sell-out? Probably, yes.
The thing is, I have three novels sat in my harddrive. Greaveburn, is pestering agents as we speak. But what of the other two? I always say that Beyond Tor and Haven will never see the light of day. They come from a time before I’d honed myself to the degree I have now. And I’m still far from perfect, so you can imagaine how bad they are. But, god bless them, I love those novels. I can’t help thinking that with a little tweaking, updating, a few minor changes, they could be ready for human consumption. And if not through the regular channels, why not epublishing?
If I ever get an agent (emphasis on IF), will I feel like an idiot for letting these books go to an electronic source? Or am I raising awareness of my work, capitalising on a new market?
I’m afraid I just dont know. We’ll have to see what tomorrow brings…
Thanks for reading.