Wednesday, January 23, 2013

System Writer versus Ebook Writer

Which Path to Take?

SYSTEM WRITER: Johannes Lichtman

Background: Many years of expensive university education.

Payoff: $25 review payment from Oxford American.

Writing: Carefully crafted "literary" writing.


EBOOK WRITER: Amanda Hocking

Background: Former group home worker.

Payoff: $2 million self-published ebooks, which resulted in $2 million book contract from St. Martins.

Writing: Fun paranormal or vampire pop fiction.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I'm trying to get on the ebook train-- with a difference, in that my ebooks combine pop pace and fun with literary-like quality. Serious fiction with MOOD DETROIT, fun pop fiction in TEN POP STORIES, comic book-style excitement in CRIME CITY USA, scope and drama in THE TOWER, and pop satire in THE MCSWEENEYS GANG.
    Cutting edge all the way.