They Just Don’t Get It…
I tried to resist the fray, but sue me, I’m weak. So here goes.
Hugh Howey and Anonymous X published their first report at authorearnings.com. I won’t go into the details (go read it for yourself), except to say I knew it would cause a shitstorm. To see one example, take a peek at the absurd rebuttal from Dear Author PG posted on The Passive Voice blog. All this comes on the heels of a sudden spate of self-publishing bashing by such luminaries as Steve Zacharius, Robert Gottlieb, Donald Maas and others. (Joe Konrath had a great run fisking their foolishness over on his blog. One example where he fisks Mike Shatzkin.)
As interesting as it all is, I’ve noticed a whole lot of “missing the point” going on.
It’s really not about the money.
Oh sure, money is a measure, an easy way to calculate one’s progress…
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