April 7th, 2011
The thing I learned from the writer’s conference–the most important thing, at least–is just how much knowledge and experience I have as an author, especially in dealing with publishers. I’m going to write an e-book on the subject called Surviving Your Publisher. Publishers don’t have all the answers. They’re fumbling in the dark, trying to see what works and how they can survive in a changing landscape. They’ve latched on to the notion of a “platform” supported by social media. They give the impression that you need to have one. The fact is you don’t. It helps, but it gives us writers or would-be writers the wrong impression.