And then once they got their book published, they had to go on the road, do book signings, and spend countless hours promoting a book that might sell a few copies here and there.
Those days are over.
As Self Published Author Joe Konrath wrote on his blog, A Newbie’s Guide To Publishing, selling eBooks has turned publishing on its head.
No longer is he slave to a publisher.
Going solo, he has sold 18,000 ebooks … in January alone, while, as he said, sitting on his ass!
Of course, Konrath doesn’t really sit on his ass. He’s busy doing what writers should be doing – writing!
My point should be obvious. Even if you promote your ebooks online, using websites, social networks, and blogs, it takes much less than promoting print books. I used to spend about 80% of my professional time self-promoting.
I’ve since stopped self-promoting.
Read his whole post here – VERY inspiring stuff!