Why give any money to the publishing industry when it's a bunch of ivy league roasties with vanity jobs and investment banker husbands and a feminist agenda?
Do you guys seriously think these people are the judges of what is and isn't worthwhile art? Why are you all so artistically bankrupt?
>The 2015 Man Booker prize winner Marlon James has slammed the publishing world, saying authors of colour too often “pander to white women” to sell books, and that he could have been published more often if he had written “middle-style prose and private ennui”.
He is a SJW of the highest degree, but he fucking hates the publishing status quo.
Publishing a book on your own, even in tjhe internet age, is known as vanity publishing ffs. Everyone on /lit/ shits on it and sees it as a sign of failure. Almost as if they can't objectively judge books or something....
>James wrote: “While she recognizes how much she was pandering to the white man, we writers of colour spend way too much time pandering to the white woman … astringent, observed, clipped, wallowing in its own middle-style prose and private ennui, porn for certain publications.”
James is truly /lit/ tier
It's only vanity publishing if you aren't successful. Quality basically isn't a question at all when it comes to what is or isn't "vain". I wrote a book that I knew no publisher would touch so I put it up on amazon under a pseudonym. I don't really care about the "vanity" label at all. It's just a meme spread by the industry to protect its "legitimacy".
Somewhat related bros. I'm reading Savage Detectives and alot of the first third of the book revolves around literary journals where new and masterful works are either presented or discussed.
Is there anything like that for males with literary pretensions aged 22-40? I agree with publishers being shit (look at walmart books for sale) but is there any source outside /lit/ that discusses literature in a structured critical way?
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The WFA controversy I can understand. Although I have nothing but respect for Lovecraft and his work I can understand the administrators wanting to change things up to better reflect the times. Besides, its not like there arent so many other good sci-fi authors to choose from as the bust.
The Hugo thing...idk, its sketchy as hell on both sides.
>"sad puppies" group believes that Hugo awards are rigged by leftists so that only women and minorities can win
>they proceed to openly try to rig them in the opposite direction
>"rabid puppies" group takes it even further and tries to rig the award in favor of right-wing authors
>much gnashing of teeth on all sides
>award is stripped of all respectability, so outcome doesn't even matter
Ultimately it comes down to whether you believe Sad Puppies was correct in their conspiracy theory, although of course no evidence is ever presented for any side.
You basically have to pay for your own ads and put it out for free for a few days if you're unknown. There are a bunch of sites that'll promote free ebooks on twitter and their own sites which helps to make them visible. That and you have to send a bunch of review copies out to bloggers who review indie books, though they take a long time to actually get to you even if they do agree to review your book.
I didn't really know what I was doing when it came to a lot of that stuff so I'm still waiting on reviews from a few bloggers because I sent out review copies after I published the book. It's probably better to send them out before you publish it.
>It's absolutely nothing like any book that's been published in the last 20 years.
yeeeahhhhh... reading the preview of this bile and this is all i can think of
Uhhh dude the award results are public.
Skimming down I notice Jim Butcher, of Dresden Files fame. This is popular with lefties, but AFAIK it isn't explicitly political.
I'm not saying it's better than everything published in that time period. Just different, which it is. It's not even "I'm clever" so much as "I'm bored of the typical book/story so I'm willing to color outside the lines even if everyone hates it".
I don't I don't really care.
It is kind of funny how women complain about the gender imbalance in stem etc but there's no hue and cry when there's an dearth of males in some plum job like book publishing. IIRC the only whining is that there's not enough black people or trannies involved.
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