Thursday, January 13, 2011

Enemy #1 to a Successful Publishing Career

The reason we're all congregating here at Seeking the Write Life is because we share a common goal: Getting published.  For some of us that will mean going the traditional route, others will ebook, still others will publish themselves.

Regardless, all of us who end up in print face a common enemy: The illegal digital download.

You might think this is a small problem, but I've found a twice-published author who's been willing to get detailed and specific about crunching the numbers, the impact on her career, and her future (or potential lack-thereof) in the industry.

It makes for very sobering reading. 

So do us all a favor:  read the post at the link below.  Don't get indignant for three days, then forget about it - act on it!  Tell your reader-friends.  Above all else, don't see yourself as the exception to problem.

Remember the Golden Rule, because one day this could be you.


  1. I read the article and shared your post with my readers on my blog. This really could be anyone of us.

  2. This is so infuriating! Really!
    I'm sharing it on my blog right away!

  3. Thanks guys. I hadn't realized what a massive problem this was! I'm also 'educating' friends and family - in the nicest way possible, of course. :)

  4. I actually consider this worse than illegal music downloads, although both are shameful.