S is for...Self-Publishing
Updated: Sep 1, 2019
It’s all about fucking! Seriously, I’ve been active in the Self-Publishing community for less than a week and I can tell you now, all the fiction books by people are about fucking. Erotica. S-E-X. (If it isn’t that then it’s witches, werewolves and wizards. Looks like we are still riding that train. We will never stop riding that train, but it seems to be the main trend, still.)
Which doesn’t bother me, write about whatever you want to write about, mate. But if you want to get laid, then I’m not convinced writing books, especially erotica, is the best pulling technique. Nor is reading it. ‘Cause, that’s why they are reading and writing about it, right? They are trying to get laid...
Sexiest author of the year award goes to.....??? Anyone....??? Any guesses....??? No one....??
I can only think of a couple of authors by appearance, anyway. Not that it’s all about looks! But when we are talking about this kind of stuff, that’s what we are talking about, right? Looks. So, by appearance I can only think of... Lee Child. Fake name. So, not sure that’s sexy. And J. K. Rowling. Again, fake name. If I had to choose a sexiest between the two...? I wouldn’t choose either because they are both FAKE NAME using charlatans!!
Oh ok, Lee, I pick Lee. Because I met him at a book signing he did once in Exeter. He signed a Jack Reacher book for my Mum. So I know he’s a lovely bloke. What a dish!
Seriously though, you should check out the indie book community. Horny writers everywhere! If you are basing the genres everyone is writing in as anything to go by.
The alternative is that these self-published writers are writing erotica because sex sells? In which case, there is nothing sexy about cheap erotica.
As for the phrase
“Never judge a book by its cover.”
I feel like if I read any of this self-published erotica I’d just feel violated and I’d need a wash. Some of them should be paying us to read them, that’s how I feel about it. It looks awful. It might read good, *wink*, but seriously people, step up your game.
As for you and me...well...we know what you are into...considering you've stayed focused on this article all the way up to this point. You saucy devil.
Anyway, I digress way too much on this. Self-Publishing. I’ve only gone and bloody done it. Which is why there’s been next to nothing on the blog for so long. I’ve spent all my time writing this poxy book. Not only that, then I’ve been learning how to format it for Kindle and paperback.
The book is on self-help. Which is as important as anything I could write about. I could have written about anything, but ultimately I started writing it with this blog as the foundation, obviously.
This blog started because I wanted to write about coaching. Coaching to the ultimate level, as far as I'm concerned, is basically giving someone the skills to self develop and not really need you. Hence this blog, hence the style of it, hence the book, yadda yadda yadda.
Self-publishing has been fun. I’ll tell you more about that another time.
As for now, please check out my book
S is for Something: Short, sweet, simple, silly, serious, stupid, smart, selfhelp.
Skip S. Offrenick
Please download it and give it a review.
It’s FREE for a short period of time. Yes you have to write FREE in capitals. Because it’s a selling technique.
Something somebody supposedly said
“I went to the bookstore and asked the saleswoman, “Where’s the self-help section. She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.” - George Carlin
Just - Radiohead
Self Esteem - The Offspring
Do-It-Yourself (Album) - The Seahorses
D.I.Y. - Peter Gabriel
D.I.Y. - KMFDM
D.I.Y. - Robots in Disguise
D.I.Y. - Screeching Weasel
D.I.Y. World - Reeve Carney, Patrick Page, Laura Beth Wells
Social Meltdown - Radioactivist
I’m telling Tim - NOFX
What corporate rock can’t say - Good Clean Fun