There is a great, lively on-going discussion on one of the blogs of the 'VBT, Authors on the Move' Yahoo group of the difficulties of self-published authors and authors published by small presses in promoting their books. One major challenge is the poor relationship such authors usually have with the brick-and-mortar bookstores like Barnes & Noble, which refuse to stock their books or often even to allow booksignings by such authors. The comments have been entertaining and enlightening. If interested in this topic, please drop by and join in the discussion.
Crystalee Calderwood- Writer and Poet