I heard a rumor the other day – and I will stress the word rumor. The only reason I’ll use it as my lead-in is because I heard it twice in one day from reputable sources.
The rumor is that Amazon will be weeding out all the poorly written, edited and published books from their digital shelves.
I cannot imagine the algorithms that wound need to be created in order to accomplish such a feat. Doing so would certainly tighten up the literary market once again and remove the opportunity for readers to waste their money on books they can’t continue reading past the first chapter, or worse, first paragraph. It happens, more than one can imagine too.
But with all these workshops, classes, critique clubs and writers groups, where is all the “crap” coming from? Why are bad books making it to market?
Another interesting story I hear is the one about the “successful authors whose books are really bad.” You know, the guy who strolls into your weekly meeting once a month and passes around his latest best seller and says he made 5-figures with this one last month. Just cracking it open and reading a paragraph has you thinking, you have got to be kidding me after seeing the sentences bleed into the binding and spotting more than one typo.
What’s up with that?
Back to the workshops: If these lectures and lessons are so great, why is all the above happening?
I’m calling all teachers of the craft – writing, editing, proofreading, reviewing, publishing, marketing and promotion to step up to this plate: Come be a speaker at a new workshop being created in Phoenix, Arizona where the winters are long and no one gets stranded on a highway full of sunshine in January. Or February. Or ever.
I’m currently looking for those who are local to the area. You can be a full-time resident or a snow bird, you just have to be here to present your workshop. Bring your best information presentation and join a growing group of talent with the passion to share their craft to budding authors – but not just speak – teach people to be better authors.
If you specialize in any of the areas listed below, or are connected to the publishing industry in any way, I would love to discuss the plan and how you can be a part of it. Please use the form below or the contact us page.
If you are an author or writer and live in the Phoenix valley, part or full-time, and would like to attend an authors workshop, let me as you a few questions:
What would you like to learn when it comes to Writing, Publishing and Promotion?
I thank you for your interest in a Writers and Authors Workshop Program in Phoenix, Arizona. Please share this post with all your Valley of the Sun author friends, thank you!
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