A great article over at IndieReader continues to drive home the message: readers are smart enough to choose the books they want to read.
Think about all the art out there:
Would you only buy a painting from an art gallery? Probably not. If you saw someone selling their watercolor paintings at the boardwalk and you really liked it, you’d buy it!
Would you only buy a CD from Best Buy? Of course not. If you see a band play at a local bar and like what you hear, you pick up their home-made album and enjoy it on the way home!
Would you only buy jewelry from a “real” jewelry store or department store? Not if you saw some beautiful hand-made dichroic glass jewelry at a local festival.
Would you only spend your money on Broadway shows in Manhattan? Chances are, your community theater puts on great shows that are well worth your time and money.
Why would you only buy a book that was printed by one of the major publishing houses? Why do they get to choose what you can and cannot read?
Send a message to traditional publishing with your wallet: buy indie books. Let the world know authors are finally in control of their work, and that readers are finally free to choose.