Okay, I don't know how many of you out there read Nathan Bransford's blog, but his post a few days ago sent me straight to the Godiva ice cream. Read it here if you think you can handle it, but it basically says that the economy is terrible. Book stores are having trouble paying publishers for the books that they've ordered. Fewer and fewer and fewer and fewer books are going to be published, and houses are going to be looking for blockbuster books.
What's a newbie to do????
My bud Lindsay Leavitt has some good advice here. She is an advocate of giving away all of your old books to make room for new books (that you will go to the bookstore and BUY). Great advice, but can we bloggers make a big enough dent in our national economy to make a difference?
And . . . as if it wasn't hard enough . . . is a publisher really going to sign a new author with all of the doom and gloom news out there?
I guess all we can do is dig in our heels and SCREAM . . . wait, no. Dig in our heels, buy a bunch of books and write that blockbuster. Right?