The Grassy Knoll and the Publishing Industry: The Perils of Fear

Even if you have maintained a healthy level of confidence without creeping into an unhealthy sense of entitlement, it is easy to get caught up in the “us versus them” mentality that permeates through many independent publishing communities. It is a mentality fed by almost every single subsidy press and POD service, because it specifically discourages authors from following the traditional publishing route for all of the wrong reasons. Continue reading The Grassy Knoll and the Publishing Industry: The Perils of Fear

Rose-Tinted Glasses: The Peril of Expectations

No single project on ethics will sway the mind of someone determined to screw over others for personal gain. Thankfully, most people want to do the right thing and want to behave in an ethical manner. But the road is not always clear, and it is easily clouded by unrealistic expectations, a sense of entitlement, and misplaced fears. Continue reading Rose-Tinted Glasses: The Peril of Expectations