1. Jason Joyner says:

    Well, these are good thoughts to consider.

    What do you think about the limitations of the Christian market? I’ve long championed Christian speculative fiction, having been a longtime member of Becky Miller’s CSSF Blog Tour. However, now having a Christian spec fic novel out there, I see first hand the struggle of getting my story to the intended audience. It’s been well-received…when found. But the sales aren’t amazing.

    I know it’s a debut book and a career takes time. I also wrote a book that may be more niche than just Christian fantasy or sci-fi (superhero doesn’t know where it belongs – Amazon calls it fantasy, but it has sci-fi AND supernatural elements).

    Still, it’s frustrating to have a book that is enjoyed but is limited in its reach. It makes one think about at least trying something new into a market that at least has a bigger pond to play in (though I realize the counter argument – that there’s more junk to drown out anything).

    Ugh, not sure if I’m making a strong point here. Maybe it’s venting. Maybe some folks commenting will have some insight.

    Thanks for the challenge to my viewpoint though Stephen. I’ll chew on this.

  2. Part of this is why I want to go indie. At the very least there won’t be as many barriers to publishing. Though of course, there are people out there that can’t stand the fact that anyone disagrees with them and will rip pretty much anything to shreds.

  3. Great article, Stephen. I also like the pic that goes with it. 😉

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