What really warms the cockles of this bastard's heart though, is this little
"Okay, there's twenty. It took me about three minutes to find these folks, simply by surfing Amazon.
Guess what? There are HUNDREDS more. I'd wager that at least one out of every ten books in the Amazon Top 10,000 is a self-pubbed author. But I'm not going to spend my afternoon cutting and pasting links to prove to the world something I already know.
See for yourself. Click on one of the above books, then click on the "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought" and see how many new authors you find.
So if these authors don't have platforms, how are they selling so well?
Good cover, good product description, low price.
It doesn't take a well-read blog, a print backlist, and an established fanbase to sell a lot of ebooks."
This is the PULP FORMULA gang! Removing all barriers to a sale. It not only works with books and comics - it works with movies too! Especially movies that don't feature STARS or BIG SET PIECES, but have an easy to access story that's entertaining. As Bill Martell would say, "The story is the star!"
You COULD do it the other way - spend a lot of money on your movie, book theaters, try to get into prestigious festivals like Sundance on the very odd shot you'll make it...
All the while trying to make the payments on the 2nd mortgage you took out to make the movie in the first place.
But really, does that make sense?
Seems like gambling to me. I'm not a gambler - especially with other people's money. I'd rather surprise the audience who already knows me, and give them something new to appreciate and talk about... and buy.
Lot's going on here at the House that Pulp Built. I told you that Chris Sharpe and I had a summit meeting a week or so ago, and out of that came some new strategies and some procedures we're putting into place so things go smoother.
We also talked about some really cool stuff that we will be assaulting you with (and you will love us for it!). Putting the pulp formula to work for your benefit:
Good cover, good product and low price in a variety of media.
Now get out of here, have a great weekend and put your imagination to work.