Free Money is Expensive
From the Author:
"As I finished working on Desert, there came a point where my husband and I sat down, deciding what our options were.
We could send Desert to traditional publishers (many resources and accessed markets), we could use a small publishing company (few if any markets), or we could publish our selves (no established markets).
With most traditional publishers, you get the check upfront. Overall, you earn less. Plus, they can choose to pass you over if you don't produce books that follow the current trend.
Having found a book designed for 8 to 11 year olds that mentioned having oral sex with a cousin, we did NOT want to follow the current trend.
Besides, how many series start out awesome and end twisted? All because they are pressured to follow what others think will be popular.
We chose to do something never done before to my knowledge . . ."
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