THE ONCOMING FLOOD
Mainstream publishing houses still control the power, prestige, and publicity of the industry, but that “main stream” they are standing in is called technology, with its rushing current quickening and gaining strength every day.
Now, those indies you see fishing and swimming along the shoreline won’t get washed away by the water. Empowered, they will still be there tomorrow and tomorrow, unlike the bloated Don “Status Que” Fanucci in Godfather II, who chants “domani, domani, domani,”before being annihilated by the new wave.
For nearly ten years now, BROWN FEDORA BOOKS has been gently side-riding that new wave, giving those beachfront authors the opportunity to publish their books—books printed with pixels, printed on paper, printed with care and love. None of us have gotten rich (as of yet), but there are a million other authors out there in the blogosphere doing the same thing we are, and the money exchanging hands far exceeds that touched by the big publishing houses.
Of course, the money doesn’t matter, it’s the books. Admittedly, most of the tidal wave of books coming out of indie publishing rank as drivel or worse, but hidden within those stacks of paper and packs of pixel are the best books being written. The absolute best.