Back in the day before the massive overload of technology, writers relied on big name publishers to back their books and promote them as authors. Most people didn’t stand a chance to be chosen out of the hundreds of submissions, but thanks to the internet that has all changed.
There are still some serious skeptics of writers who self publish. Some people think that the writing must not be as good, because their stories are not backed by someone else.
Readers and writers of all ages have come to find this underground movement of supporters that love to read real, raw and down to earth writing. They support the unknown, because they can relate to them, and appreciate what they are trying to do.
I also look at self publishing just like blogger, but as a much bigger project. Blogging is put together piece by piece and over time it grows. We all start without any posts or any followers. It’s up to us to make the rest happen.
Self publishing takes a bit more time to put it all together, but it just requires the same level of dedication that bloggers put into their work. The way I look at it, I have been writing for years and connecting with my readers through blogging.
My fans have followed me through thick and thin, through breaks and overloads of posts. They support my writing, because they have connected with me, not because of some big publishing label.
In my eyes, self publishing doesn’t make me any less of a writer. It just means that I am willing to go out there and create the life that I want without the approval of others.