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Discussion in 'Debates & Discussions' started by SnackBarbarian, Feb 6, 2020.

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  1. AndyJ

    AndyJ Level 11 (Thief) Exiles Citizen

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    Which means 15 years away our time, and a month Richter time.
     
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    It’s a bit insane how the deadlines get dropped all the time.
     
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    If he had a real publisher they'd be bugging him all the time to make deadlines, produce more, and inform him of the results of his extended delays on his fan base, but he essentially answers to no one so he can blow every deadline without consequences.

    Also, a real publisher would fix his numerous types and continuity errors but that's different issue.
     
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    If only... *sobs quietly *
     
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    This is the issue with the indie scene. There are a few good authors, but they all struggle with all the little things a publisher usually does. For example, sometimes they just drop off the earth for years or permanently, without bothering to post anything to their fans and followers.

    Right now I am waiting for news of the Dungeon Lord series. The manuscript for the fifth book, Nightmare Kingdom, was sent to the editor back in April with no news since.

    A publisher would have given us something.

    A good publisher would keep Aleron writing while taking care of all the boring stuff. He would still be able to gloryhound all he wants.
     
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    He is popular enough that any of the publishing houses would snap him up.
     
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    Yeah, but his profits would drop. I agree that it would be better. I just think it’s hard to get between people and their money.
     
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    His profits would increase on account of reaching a much wider audience. Aleron is a big fish in the tiny, tiny pond that is litrpg. A good publisher can help him reach new markets, work towards a movie, tv series, video game and so on. In essence they can move him to an ocean in return for a share of the profits.

    Once they get to wet their beak they have an inherent interest in kicking in as many doors for Aleron as they can, using networks built up over decades, including with other publishing houses in other countries that translate the books professionally.

    There are books on Amazon that aren't a tenth as good as Aleron's but with twice the reviews due to the authors having found the ideal publishing partner.

    Not that greed is any half-way decent authors motive. I cannot think of any great content creator motivated by money.
     
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