Almost a year and a half ago, those two great thinkers Me and Myself got together to discuss author J.A. "Joe" Konrath's decision to bypass the big New York publishers and put out a new novel on his own (with a little help from AmazonEncore). Both thought Joe was making a smart move for himself, but they weren't convinced that other writers should give self-published ebooks a go. Now Me and Myself are about to bump into each other again, and a new bit of news should give them plenty to talk about. Let round two of the great e-publishing debate begin!
Myself: Hey! Long time no see.
Me: Too long. You look good, man.
Me: I know, I know. So...you hear about all these cheap Kindles that are about to sweep over us like a swarm of locusts?
Me: The way people are talking, come Boxing Day there's not going to be anyone in the world who doesn't own two.
Myself: So it would seem.
Me: And of course they're going to need books to read on their shiny new toys. Eeeeeebooks.
Me: And it's not gonna matter to them whether those ebooks were put out by HarperCollins or Mrs. Collins down the block so long as they look like fun and they're priced right. [Waggles eyebrows, smirks] Kinda makes me think ol' Joe Konrath was right all along.
Me: [Waits a beat, frowns] That's all you've got to say? Um-hmm?
Me: Don't you wanna hash it out? Get some juicy back-and-forth going?
Myself: Not really.
Myself: No. I think it's all so obvious at this point even we can't dither about it anymore.
Me: Oh. O.K.
Myself: [Says nothing]
Me: [Says nothing]
Myself: [Clears throat, looks at watch]
Me: Alright, well, nice seeing you, man.
Myself: Yeah. Later.
[Me and Myself go their separate ways. Several minutes pass. The wind picks up. A tumbleweed bounces by. Crickets begin chirping. Eventually, I comes sauntering in.]
I: Zup, dawgs? You two still arguing about...hey. Where'd everybody go?