Morning Coffee – 30 January 2019
Here are a few stories to read this Wednesday morning.
- Comping White
- How the Re-Opening of the Public Domain “Has Allowed Us to Have Our Culture Back”
- Tolerating Piracy Can Benefit Consumers, Creators and Retailers, Research Finds
- How to Get Book Reviews: The Ultimate Manifesto
Clyde Burns January 30, 2019 um 1:42 pm
Regarding "Comping White". If minority authors can’t get in with the mainstream publishing industry (white barriers or otherwise) why don’t they go the self publish route?
Will Entrekin February 1, 2019 um 9:55 am
Independent and corporate publishing are very different things. One key difference being that many mainstream publications (magazines, newspapers, radio programs, etc.) decline to consider "self-published" work for review and discussion, which means that it doesn’t become part of the conversation of literature, so to speak.
While it’s good that KDP is an option that helps the situation overall (and not just for minority authors, but all authors), it’s not really a solution for the systemic issue.