Sunday, April 03, 2011

I don't get it...

Maybe someone can explain this to me in a way that actually makes sense;

Independent musicians- Many musicians and bands go out and pound the pavement, playing gigs, making fans, and producing & releasing their own music in the hopes to getting a recording contract with a major label. And some actually become successful with any ties to a major recording label. There are even radio stations dedicated to indie and unsigned musicians. Indie music is accepted.

Independent movies- Many filmmakers shoot their own flicks on shoestring budgets in the hopes of getting a shot at making a big budget movie. And some indie become blockbusters themselves.Why, indie films have their own film fests and awards ceremonies. Indie music is accepted.

Independent comic books- Many comic book creators toil at their craft in the hopes of getting some attention from fans and/or major publishers. Some creators leave major publishers to start up their own publishing ventures. Indie comics are accepted.

Independent artists- Many artists and illustrators are not attached to a single company but depend on freelance work. We are constantly looking for new markets and clients. Many of us go on to work for companies full time and many of us leave companies to freelance. Some of the most influential artists and illustrators were freelancers. Indie artists are accepted.

Independent authors- Considered by many the bottom of the barrel. The only reason an author self-publishes is because said author sucks and cannot get a "legitimate" contract with a "legitimate" publishing house. An author that has self published is tainted and can no longer be considered a candidate for "actual" publishing through a "real" publisher. Self published authors are dirtying up the waters and must be stopped by any means, preferably through humiliation or bullying. Indie authors are NOT accepted.


1 comment:

Armada Volya said...

Yeah... I'd like to know that too. I personally try to go independent in every little thing I can. Working with larger companies can be really frustrating. I have many books that are self published and they are great. The quality is good, the content is good and I love authors of these books for having the guts to do it. On the other hand you have books published through a "real" publisher that are horrible, writing is bad, characters have no personality, story is nonexistent and yet they get the thumbs up because they are worthy of a publishing company.
I've been seeing some improvements though thx to the Internet and the ebooks, so hopefully it'll continue getting better