As many of you know, for at least a year now I’ve been telling any writer who’ll listen to forget about selling a book of theirs to any “real” publisher, and instead get busy figuring out how to sell their own work to their own audience. My case has been that (for one) about the only real thing left that traditional book publishers can do for an author is distribute their books to book stores — but that, in the very near future, they wouldn’t even be able do that, since book stores were inevitably — and soon — going to go out of business.
You can’t distribute to a place that doesn’t exist — or that’s so small there’s no space left for you.
Welcome to the future, fellow scribes. Borders is gone.
If you’re serious about making it as a writer, it’s time to bust out a hammer and some nails, and start building your own platform.