I love the whole self-publishing world. I have embraced and become a part of it.
It has given me and many more like me a voice in the world. It has allowed us to bypass the gatekeepers at the submissions desk and reach an audience – however small.
However, there is a downside. Not a huge one but I have encountered it recently.
As I am trying now to concentrate on short stories – not very successfully so far – I thought it was high time I read a few more. So jumped onto my Kindle App on my tablet – entered a search for Science Fiction Short Stories.
I swear – 99% of the results showed a half-naked man or woman. In other words, 99% of them were erotica!
Talk about getting a whiff of success and jumping on the bandwagon!
Don’t get me wrong – I have been known to read and enjoy a bit of erotica. But so much! Too much!
Thankfully Google was more helpful.
I settled on this:
I haven’t read any of his work apart from Good Omens but there seems to be a good vibe around it. I’ll give it a go.