Writing is very tough within the journalism spheres, everyone knows that but that’s not the reason many are giving up writing and blogging today.
As a matter of fact, like the political arena, the book publishing industry is very corrupt and plagued by greed, hatred, fake and dishonest reviews, putting some writers in front and others behind.
Only few writers are willing to help upcoming or new writers. The majority act greedily like a big fish, always trying to eat down the small ones because they feel superior and underestimate the works of other writers.
CORRUPTION AND FRAUD
There are both visible and invincible frauds within the book publishing industry, which many major book sellers have observed, the reason Amazon recently decided to delete many reviews they considered fake from their websites.
Everyone wants to sell but some writers use ‘dirty methods’ and even criminal activities to push their books to the top. Firstly, they think they have the power to do so and secondly, they have the money to do it. Thus; those who don’t want to lead such dirty life become the ‘stupid’ ones with their good written books.
On the websites of publishing houses, you’ll see fantastic packages, including editing and book promotion. Yet, many of them publish authors’ books without editing. Readers usually detect the mistakes and inform the writer about it. This a crime which should have sent the publisher behind bars but they enjoy impunity.
After taking their money they don’t care anymore about the writer. This nature of shoddy work has affected many writers. The reason some writers are now depending on self-publication. I understand the reason many are sad or depressed over what they are going through as writers but that shouldn’t happen.
Very soon, I will share my story of how I avoided frustration and depression, shifted my writing profession to a hobby and went into the cleaning industry making between 24,000 and 25,000 Euros annually. Through that I was able to buy a beautiful three-bedroom house .With my wife and children we are very happy.