Are writers grossly unappreciated? Some readers think they are.

I have very vocal followers who do not hesitate to let me know how they feel. Sometime I have to delete a few posts for they get a little carried away with their feelings. 🙂

But Tammy feels that we authors are not only not appreciated but by the standards of other professions we are taken advance of. That we need to revolt. Form a revolution. That in unison, we living writers and the relatives of the deceased ones need to pull all the books in the world and shout: “NO BOOK FOR YOU!!”

And after that, we need to find a leader. An author who is very good at conspiracy theories to weave his magic, someone like Dan Brown to form a secret society to  clandestinely seek out every owners of one of our books. Track them, kick in their door bellicose screaming “Give me that *&@ book!” and snatch it from them just as it’s getting good.

Then we take all them them home and build play forts with them in our livingrooms and dare anyone to touch them. Never mind some of us have millions of copies to haul home and may have to buy another house to store them. That’s alright. Our babies are back home where they belongs.

An eerie fog will descend upon the world. We revert to the Dark Ages of the 1980’s. The ghostly whispers of books I-have-not–read can heard everywhere. The world will become spooky and plutoian due all computers, kindles, televisions, and nooks have gone  dark or only produce stick-drawn ads. Because all the smashing ad writers, playwriters, music writers, sitcom writers have all joined us in revolt and out of revenge because we aren’t finish you. We elect Stephen King to write a secret gravatar so that every time you search for a book or any written material Cujo jump out barking, snarling, and slobbering in your face.

ROTFLLOL! Ok, Tammy, I’m being very silly about a serious issue. I know you going to get me for this. LOL!

Anyway, everyone that was a nice dream but seriously thus. My adult reply is at the bottom. I truly appreciate your concern. I really do. Forgive my silliness. 🙂

 

Tammy says:

You don’t have to let my post go through. You can read it privately and delete it. But I looked at the size of this book and isn’t this a little cheap for a book this size??? What I mean is how do you writers make anything at these ridiculously low prices unless you sell millions of books. I think far too much hard work was put into something like this to turn around and sell it for pennies. Some don’t even charge pennies. Some give it away.

In my unprofessional literary but business experience, I know if you authors stop under pricing each other people will have to pay honest prices and quit paying less than peanuts. I know of no other profession that does this. Other professions have a set price according the work done. Why doesn’t that exist in literature? If you go to a mechanic or doctor you may be able to get a somewhat reduced price but they are all pretty much in the same price range. Give or take a few dollars. The more they have to do the more you have to pay. How is writing any different? You writers are going to have to start standing up for yourselves and stop letting the public and publishers walk all over you. The public has you guys believing you need them more than they need you but as a reader I can tell you that is not true. You guys are who keep the rest of us entertained and from coming unhinged in this maniacal world.

 

Tammy, I agree. There should a set price and no one should be allowed to go below that price. People don’t appreciate things that comes too easily and too cheaply but as things stand today an introductory price is approximately the only way a new author can compete. Most publishers and self publishing firms like Create space, Inram and etc. do have a set price according the work performed but with the coming of the ebook these prices were pretty much became disregarded with the click of a mouse. Yes, you sell more books ebooks than paper books but at what price?
You are right. The same amount of work goes into the book regardless of what format used. Thanks for the compliment we writers do our best.

About unholypursuit

A. White, a former librarian who is also long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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5 Responses to Are writers grossly unappreciated? Some readers think they are.

  1. Amanda Stevens says:

    Alma that’s a scary thought. You enjoy scaring people don’t you? LOL! What you are describing is illegal but we who know you have come to expect this kind of short story from you. 😅😅😍😍 This is the kind of things we find in your books. But it’s still funny. But Tammy has a point. That’s the case in all other professions but the arts.

    On Sat, Jul 7, 2018 at 11:59 PM, The Novel: UnHoly Pursuit: Devil on my Tra

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Neha Sharma says:

    Oh my God! The description of Dark Ages took me to the dystopia of Fahrenheit 451 for a second. You do have a knack to scare well, i must say 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Alisha says:

    YES, they are.* Grossly *is an understatement.

    On Sat, Jul 7, 2018 at 11:59 PM, The Novel: UnHoly Pursuit: Devil on my Tra

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