"Tarquin, stop whining! I`ll untie you when hell freezes over."
Now listen here you so called authors. Do you even understand the meaning of the word "Indie?" Let me enlighten you.
Indie musicians create music which isn`t main stream, i.e. noisy rubbish where you can`t hear the words and a beat that`ll compound a migraine. Indie artists splodge paint onto anything available and have an "Emperor`s New Clothes." attitude to their work.
Indie Authors? Now that's a conundrum. You`re only independent because you can`t get a publishing deal. In your thinking, you`re all incredibly mainstream. You don`t think outside the box, push the envelope or have blue sky thinking. You all gaggle over tried and trusted formats, i.e. thrillers, sci-fi and soft porn. If you were truly independent your subject matter and style would be coming more from left field. (I love a cliché).
To be honest you don`t deserve the title "Indie." It`s an affront to anyone with imagination. Just accept that you`re all losers and that it`s always mainstream which wins the day.
"Tarquin, what does that tattoo read on your buttock. P.T.O?"