on Anne R. Allen:
An Indie Author CAN publish with dignity and rise above the sleaze.
I was at a writer’s conference recently where a woman was upset because the agent she pitched didn’t believe in her book. She wanted more support, more sympathy, more understanding.
The speaker pointed out that the agent’s job is not to be your friend, but to sell your book.
Unfortunately most authors are looking for emotional support. Even after pouring heart and soul into a book and putting it out there, the rejection, apathy and invisibility of the thing they made (a tiny drop in the ocean of newly published books) can sting.
And gradually it fades into feelings of inadequacy. But it doesn’t have to.