I sympathise , but let's face it - you are in an endangered trade.
Amazon give away for free more e- books than I could ever hope to read, & faster than you could ever code; and as for authors - unless you are J.K. Rowling or lucky enough to write over-hyped trash like 50 shades... better keep the day job.
PS "the casual vacancy" is also overhyped trash, IMHO.
PPS - yours is not the only endangered trade. I play guitar - rather well IMHO - but my days of being paid for doing so are long gone. I do, OTOH, get a decent income from one-to-one tuition.
Last edited by cybmole; 10-08-2012 at 04:00 PM.