Story telling has played an important role in human culture throughout the agesBy word of mouth, through pantomime in corroborees, cave paintings and eventually through the written word and film.
Our stories have been passed on through generations, educating each new generation of their predecessors experiences.
So many good writers and potential writers have never been published. Due to the daunting excersise of manuscript submissions to mainstream publishers.
Please don’t misunderstand me here, I have nothing against mainstream publisher and am a published author myself. Getting a book published by a reputable publisher certainly has its advantages as they already have a marketing system in place to promote your work. However publishers have to consider public demand for your work.
To illustrate this further, let’s assume your field of expertise is “endurance riding” and after winning the Quilty your compatriots have sugested you write a book about your methods. Now after slaving over your book for two years you present your manuscript to a reputable publisher.
The publishers informs you that your work is very good but currently he/she is only considering childrens adventure stories or recipe collections, due to public demand.
After getting the same response from numerous publishers, you designate your manuscript to collect dust in the attic. The tradgedy here is that there are probably many people who would gain valuable knowledge from your work. The good thing is that creating and distributing your work has become very easy via the E-Book, self published Online.