I’ve suddenly realized – with about 5 hours sleep before I rush off to meet the ferry, that I hadn’t posted. And I wondered who would notice? We’re in interesting times, and at one end the writers are saying ‘hooray the gatekeeper that took most of the money we earned is dead.’ At the other the editors at a number of publishers are saying ‘they’ll all come running back with their tails between their legs soon. It can’t work. Some authors are saying ‘well, e-books paid my mortgage. Others are saying ‘I just got my royalty statement and sales of e-books are still less than 10%’
So what is it to be, chaps? will we each end up with an audience of 15? Will big media SOPA/PIPA governmental protect their monopoly on distribution? Is Amazon going to suddenly cut royalties to an industry standard 15% of gross (or less?)
And will there be any writers left standing?
Your call 🙂