Yes, this is another blog, and hopefully entertaining enough as to be effective:
I often wonder if the explosion of newly released authors might be damaging to Literature.
If too many authors freed by the openness of the internet; it’s freedom, its expanse, will cause too many authors to exist where comparatively few once were allowed to be exposed.
I wonder if the massive increase of authors will create a flood, inundating even the better authors, those who are truly magnificent, exposed for the first time to the multitudes.
Or if they will be washed away by those who hope to be, or are just making an attempt at writing, something they are interested in, but by no means driven to continue, yet.
But it seems to me that with millions more authors being available on the net, the millions of others choosing them will inevitably pick out the best and elevate them.
Word passed by word of mouth, free posting and exposure, and even professionals, those that abused their role once and will eventually continue to assist authors.
But this time for the good of the authors rather than their own pockets and those of the corporate book publishers.
I envision a mass library of both physical and electronic books that stimulate all authors and readers.
Pushing the quality of literature upwards by virtue of their quality rather than their marketability.
Is this a pipe dream? Well I don’t think so personally of course.
Even though the battle seems to be between electronic books and physical books
The real battle is between who should be published and who isn’t really as important to us.
Some authors who are published by virtue of having been published before, or are sport ‘heroes’ or Hollywood and publicity driven authors who really don’t necessarily have a tale to relate just because they are popular in another arena.
Someday the book publishers will see the difference and identify truly outstanding authors and submit them for print, elevate and distribute them for the world to experience on all types of media.
And the world will decide who is book-worthy, readable, and just plain necessary to be exposed to, for their benefit as well as that of the world’s.