a cursory search for "amanda hocking review" actually yields many results. the mainstream news is writing about the business model and those who feel its success, book reviews are relegated to lesser venues ... as they always have been.
Dear Joe Barlow : Hello.Of course,good writing MATTERS !! It must be VERY enjoyable,interesting,entertaining,informative, enlightening,USEFUL,helpful,among many other things,including having the proper spelling,correct grammar,etc.
A good fiction or non-fiction ebook author is a good storyteller !Great writing COUNTS ! As Joe Konrath says----at the end of the day, the one thing that truly matters is writing a good story. Because without that, there is nothing to sell.
More Joe Konrath wisdom---A successful writer is one who can defend every single word in their story. Because the ones they can't defend should get cut.Of course,PROFESSIONAL ebook formatting,PROFESSIONAL editing and a PROFESSIONAL,visually stunning/appealing ebook cover are mandatoryfor Kindle ebookstore or financial successas well !
Of course,we ARE living in the golden age of self-publishing.You want PROOF ???Read on !The ebook revolution started in November 2007,thanks to the EBOOK READING DEVICE known as the Kindle !!(Thanks Jeff Bezos of Amazon !!).Furthermore,there has NEVER been a better TIME to be a FINANCIALLY SUCCESSFUL ebook/book author than NOW !
In 2012 & beyond,there are many more opportunities to succeed as a author due to ebook readers,like the Kindle,the Nook,the Kobo Touch,etc.and 100% free,self-publishing programs like KDP or Kindle Direct Publishing,etc.This DEVICE DRIVEN ebook revolution has made these GREAT OPPORTUNITIES possible.For those friends,bloggers,fellow writers/AUTHORS,family and co-workerswho do NOT believe this MAJOR ebook/digital shift is happening,and that PAPER BOOKS WILL NEVER BE APUBLISHING MINORITY (less than 50% of the book market !) anytime soon,my recent blog article should help them WAKE UP,etc. !!
"The Ebook Revolution Officially And Truly Began On November 19,2007, And Is The Best & Most Profitable Thing That EVER Happened To Quality-Oriented Aspiring And Experienced Ebook Authors" (February 29,2012)http://seekingalpha.com/instablog/512100-patrickgannon1938/360951-the-ebook-revolution-officially-and-truly-began-on-november-19-2007-and-is-the-best-most-profitable-thing-that-ever-happened-to-quality-oriented-aspiring-and-experienced-ebook-authors-february-29-2012-the-patrickgannon1938-blogYes---it is a long piece of research/writing but it IS EXTREMELY "interesting,informative,etc." ANDi wanted to prove that the ebook revolution is REAL,GROWING strongly, SOLID and HERE TO STAY !!There are over 80 ( 82 ??)charts,graphs,cartoons,photos and images ,to PROVE the validity of the ebook revoution that started in November 2007AS WELL AS,ABOVE ALL (!!!), "to INSPIRE the first-time ebook author to join the incredibly life-changing,profitable and exciting EBOOK revolution in 2012 or right now !(Yes,i spent over 60 hours writing this blog article,ALL in the hopes of ENCOURAGING youto join the ebook author revolution !)Enjoy AND SHARE !!Sincerely & generously yours,PatrickGannon1938 Blog.Vancouver,B.C.,Canada.In Ebooks I Trust.March 2012.___________________________