by Kristen Eckstein
In the “old world” of publishing, where traditional publishing was pretty much the only viable option, everyone was defined as an “author” unless they chose to self-publish, in which case every form of self-publishing was deemed “vanity.”
Nowadays, the old definition of “author” doesn’t usually apply to first-time or relatively new authors.
New authors that say they received six- or seven-figure advances are most likely politicians seeking “legal” political donations, or they’re high profile celebrities with millions of fans. On average, most first-time authors must think with the mindset of an authorpreneur, no matter how they get published. [Read more…]