The Writer Busker

My thoughts on Self-Publishing.
Someone said to me when I told them about Maggie’s Milkman, ah you’re self published that’s not real. Okay here’s my answer.
I think of myself as a writer-busker and self-publishing is my pavement.
Musicians don’t need a record deal or a promoter to get their music out there, they just need a busking license and a hat.
Many people walk by without paying a penny but if people like what they hear, they drop money into the hat.
I do the same, I make my work available for you to decide.
Like a busker, I actually give away a huge amount of my work on my short story blog and as a sample of Maggie’s Milkman.
If you like what you read, then I ask you to drop 3 pounds into my hat.
I’m a professional writer, I am trying to make a living out of something I love doing.
I see self-publishing as a way of making my work available in a very conservative industry, an industry that through layers of agents and publishers is only interested in certainties not gambles.
Just like you might walk by a busker without digging your hand in your pocket, feel free to skim over this post, but if you like what I do, would like to see more short stories, novels, etc, then please spare a pound or three in return for my work.
Thank you. 

If you agree with this, then please check out my novel.  Click here for more details.
Want my free short stories? Then click here.

No comments:

Post a Comment