Dear Miss Snark,
I’m an aspiring author and have studied the publishing industry intently. Despite a lot of negative talk floating around out there I only see four tiny little problems with the industry: Authors, agents, publishers, and book stores.
I’ve decided to streamline the process and eliminate a lot of those problems. I’m going to self-publish. Except I mean REALLY self-publish. I bought a huge high speed copy machine and three pallets of copy paper. I’m busy now printing copies of my 500,000 word novella.
To turn a profit I’m going to have to sell 100,000 copies of my book for $89.95 a copy. I know the math might seem flawed, but to be honest I think I paid way too much for the copy machine.
So tell me the truth. Am I a genius, or what?
Or what, indeed.
Miss Snark is actually quite smug about her decision to invest in Xerox after reading this.
Quite smug indeed.
Whir little print drum, whir.