I’ve been doing this since 2003, on Kindle since 2011. There are three sides of the triangle: writing, manufacturing and marketing. With e-books manufacturing is just another step done on the computer, format-wise. By FAR the most challenging leg of the triangle is MARKETING. You can write total crapola and sell a bazzilion with good internet marketing. Sometime, I’ll name names. You can write the best stuff since Hemingway and die from lack of an understanding of modern internet marketing. It’s all about internet marketing.
That Internets thingy has been great for everyone. We in the software world also find Internet distribution, marketing and sales to be in our favor over traditional means. I work for a company that own 97% of our market segment, yet, we are finding we had better change our ways (and we are) or else that kid in his basement is going to slaughter us. Freedom of choice works great!
BTW, the wife is loving your book Castigo Cay. She says it reads well and she tends to ignore me when she’s reading it. As she puts it, “You guys have just too much fun thinking about these things.”
I believe it.
Do you believe you'd have managed to get published in the pre-internet days?