"I wanted to create a simpler option for writers and authors who, like me, want to learn from each other, and who want to share announcements and insights about their work, goals, challenges, and successes."
"I have embraced the free model. The reason is that I had a completed trilogy and no audience. I had to figure out how to spread the word. Making the first book free allows people to try one of my books at no risk to them."
It occurs to me that perhaps the meteoric rise in self-published works has turned the Kindle into the modern campfire.
Only, instead of sitting together, elbows and knees touching, with firelight twinkling upon eager faces as those gathered wait for the storyteller to begin, we now tell our own, deeply personal stories to a computer screen.
As wonderful as it is to a reach a larger audience than would be possible without the Internet, I can’t help but wonder what is being lost, sacrificed, in return.