@mwlucas It’s not greedy to expect a living wage, especially when one pays property taxes.
I’m glad that my agent had never once spoken against me diversifying, even though they don’t get a cut of the self-pubbed stuff. There’s a reason I’ve stayed with them for so long.
@mwlucas Vellum and indie publishing have been a GODSEND.
@mwlucas Shakespeare gotta get paid, son.
I was all right until the publishers started splitting up advances into “advance, delivery, and pub payments.” So you don’t get the advance and have nothing to live on while writing the damn book. Bastards must think writers live on air. Plus there’s always some chucklefuck willing to work for “exposure.” *eyeroll*
@mwlucas I'm just gonna sit here and giggle quietly into my sleeve because someone thinks I'm a bigger name. Heh.
But yeah, trad houses have tightened up a lot in the last few years. Squeezing the midlisters to pay hot debuts and tried-and-true bestsellers, despite the fact that the midlist is the bulk bread and butter. It's enough to make one despair.
@thegibson If publishers would pay their editors a decent wage instead of overworking them to death and penny-pinching authors to boot, trad publishing would be a great way to make a living for those with the talent.
And yet, here we are. *sigh*
@eleanorkonik ...I will take ALL those carbs and help you eat both focaccia and pasta. Just let me stretch out a bit.
I write books. All the time. I can't stop.
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