Your online presence (on your own website and on a number of SFF message boards) have contributed to your success and popularity. Three times I called in (finally not getting the ‘under construction’ message). However, Amazon isn’t the be all end all of the self-publishing. However, many hosting sites which provide lifetime free facility can put ads on your website. Even though free of charge blogging sites give your website a great deal of credibility in the eyes of the search engines, many of them will put ads or banners on your website – which is not very attractive to visitors. But obviously one would much rather have the pressure of, “your last book did great, with this one we need to do even better,” than, “your last book was a disaster, if the next one doesn’t do better we’re going to drop you and you’ll have to get a real job.” You’re always conscious that only a small minority of published writers are able to earn their living out of it, and even if you’ve earned a place among those lucky few it doesn’t have to be forever.
Bricks and mortar bookstores, and supermarkets even more so, generally need to see a good track record before they get behind things, and it can take a while to build up a wider readership. You can explore planets, build space stations and space ships, fly space ships and gather resources. Not a lot of big releases in January, so there are more resources to go around. So yes, there are fine lines between gritty and too gritty, violent and too violent, interestingly dark and utterly repulsive, but those lines are in different places for every reader. You did a damn good job with your short story “The Fool Jobs” for the SWORDS & DARK MAGIC anthology. I’ve also written a short story involving one of the characters from my forthcoming book, which I hope will find its way into an anthology featuring a few other well-known (and better known) fantasy authors, but I won’t let the cat out of the bag. I also felt there was the opportunity to use maps in a different way from just sitting mute on the fly leaf, with new ones showing the state of the battlefield at the start of each day. The one who is going to start their small business website, school projects, test websites, should go for shared web hosting plans.
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The less hyperbolic and politically charged argument that there’s too much cynicism in fantasy and where’s the heroism and the wonder gone? Thrown in there just because there’s a feeling a fantasy book should have one. There is Passive Income that is for personal use or for the company. This is key for establishing your personal brand. A private domain gives you the peace of mind to continue operating online without sharing personal information with would-be hackers or other would-be threats. I’ve gone out and found four WordPress themes that I think work well for personal sites. Certainly the books did better with online retailers to begin with, but I think that’s probably just part of the natural development of an author, really, unless you’re one of the rare few who comes out with a big fanfare and a lot of marketing and expectation (which can have its own downsides). Th is article has been done with the help of GSA Content Genera tor DEMO.