The Rime of the Postmodern Mariner

More ramblings of Rhys Hughes.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Four Books Published in Four Months

I don't want to sound smug about it. I'm just pleased, that's all. The writing world is full of delays and postponements. Projects get cancelled, publishing companies go into liquidation, editors change their minds about accepted work, contracts get broken. The truth is that most writers need publishers far more than publishers need writers. Supply exceeds demand. It's rare that a book is published on the precise date the author has been told it will appear. Sometimes delays can stretch for years... All this inefficiency is less frustrating if you 'build in' the concept of delay into your mind-set when you first get involved with the business side of the writing world. Anyway, my four most recent books have all appeared in the past four months, right on schedule! It's a nice feeling. Very.