"As long as they part with their money for the book, it doesn't matter."
What a low thing to say, and considering what you've written in your previous posts, and how you express yourself, its just what I would expect.
My experience of being a published author is that people have a totally wrong preconceived view of what goes on when a book is published - especially in the non-fiction market. This is my third book and so far the royalties I have received is merely "pin money".
If I really wanted to make money I would write a novel. You will find that the people who are in this purely for money and know how to work the system, are those whose books are in the top 100.
People who go into the non-fiction market to make money are more often than not, going to be disappointed and dissilusioned.
What money you do receive does not cover a fraction of the man hours that go into researching and writing a book like what Scott and I have produced, and again you pay out more than you receive . . . well that's been my experience. Many of the authors I know have had to carry on working a day job to maintain a regular income.
Anyway, that's not what drives me; I do it to share my discoveries and theories with others and really because I enjoy the subjects I write about, the research and the discussions with others. The research and any insights and discoveries I have made have always been more rewarding, and again, there's nothing wrong with sharing what I've found with others.
However, the response is often negative; any gratitude I receive from people as to what I've found and shared makes it all worthwhile, but I will mostly receive posts like yours; people who don't know me accusing me of all kinds of things - all kinds of suspicions thrown my way as to my own personal motives for being a writer and writing books etc.
So when I read statements like that above, well it just shows how skewed some people's views are.
Post Edited (22-Feb-12 14:30)