Today I am making my way through a series of "conversations" between JA Konrath and Barry Eisler. The first I read a while ago, and today I found out there was a second and a third conversation. I know I know if you read the dates on those posts it underlines how very slow I am notice some developments but I managed to suss them out and they make for some very interesting reading.
Now I've already opined on my own opinion of where I would ideally like to start the launch of my career here. And the name Barry Eisler may sound a bit familiar if you read this post. I would definitely not say my thoughts on the subject have changed too much, but I am willing to think about changing my mind, and you should be too. After all if we don't at least approach a subject willing to change our stance, can we really say we participated in the dialog? Mr Eisler seemed to be in a similar mindset, since it is clear that he couldn't resist when a publisher made him a deal that met every requirement he set out.
I feel the conversations between Mr. Eisler and Mr Konrath are enlightening if you are able to ignore the clear bias (and everyone is entitled to it just be aware it is there). It is one of the few places on the internet where I see the traditional vs self publishing debate really explored, and for the most part they are good at acknowledging the other side's points. Go read and think!