Our Work Has Value Too

I recently tried to have a conversation with someone about e-piracy. I went into this already in a hurt mood because I’d been dealing with some unfriendly people. Guess you could say my back was already up and when I get upset, sometimes my conversation reflects that. I’m not so great with argumentative conversation.

So today, I’m feeling kind of down. There’s so much work that goes into making a book. Research, honing the craft, hours and hours of writing, editing…not to mention the cost of promotion. And it’s not just authors who are working so hard to make a living at this. The publishers, editors, agents–we all put in incredible hours hoping it works.

This work has little value to some.

So today, I’m just linking to a post I wrote not too long ago on what e-piracy feel like to authors.



About Rinda Elliott

Writer.I love unusual stories and credit growing up in a family of curious life-lovers who moved all over the country. Books and movies full of fantasy, science fiction and romance kept us amused, especially in some of the stranger places. For years, I tried to separate my darker side with my humorous and romantic one. I published short fiction, but things really started happening when I gave in and mixed it up. When not lost in fiction, I love making wine, collecting music, gaming and spending time with my husband and two children. I’m represented by Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Agency.
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2 Responses to Our Work Has Value Too

  1. Elaine says:

    E-books make it too easy for people to copy and obtain the books without paying. Much like anything in digital format nowadays. I’ve seen how much work goes into a novel. People need to respect how much does go into the process of creating anything – books, movies, etc – and pay for it!

    • So much work. And this publisher is a small, independent publisher. Everyone earns according to sales. The cover artist, the writer, the editor. My editor is fantastic. I got Blood of an Ancient to her Wednesday and she worked all weekend to get the first round of editing done.

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