All of the advantages of e-publishing are true,but the promotion of what one has written is a massive stumbling-block. There must be masses of really good books go unnoticed. It’s getting known in the first place that’s the key,as there can be a snowball effect once your name is recognised.
I read a couple of interviews with Richard Flanagan,the Australian winner of the Man-Booker literary prize. He says a lot of common-sense things,which I heartily agree with,and he knows how tough the life of a writer is :