How Will We Find the Good Stuff

I see a lot of talk lately on the subject of independent/POD ebook publishing and the vast deluge of new, unproven authors that people expect to see.  People ask, “but how will we find the good stuff in this flood of newbies?”

Wailing that we won’t be able to find anything “good” seems a bit over dramatic.  Some possible ways off the top of my head are: friends (the original social network), social media sites (another word-of-mouth style), search engines, rankings, and reviews.

There were already too many books before independents even entered the picture.  Enter any decent-sized bookstore (or type in and tell me how you’re going to find “the good ones.”

Same thing.

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2 Responses to “How Will We Find the Good Stuff”

  1. Zoe Winters June 30, 2010 at 9:51 pm #

    LOLz What I love about you is that you can say succinctly and brilliantly what it generally takes me like a thousand rambling words to express.

    I love the idea of friends as “the original social network”

    I agree about this emo whining about too many books. There were already too many books.

  2. R Canepa June 30, 2010 at 10:31 pm #

    Hey Zoe, thanks! Sometimes sticking to the point is easy and sometimes it’s a battle all the way.