Originally Posted by Steve Pavlina
If I'm going to pitch a book that I suspect may be a commercial flop, I have to be honest with the publisher about that. And most likely they'll just reject the proposal. Every new book is a risk, so I need a good way of showing it's a worthwhile risk.
It wouldn't be a good use of my time to write a book that relatively few people would read. I'd be better off skipping the book and devoting more attention to blogging, speaking, and other media.
Writing a book is a lot of work, so if I'm going to make the effort, I want the end result to be impactful.
Subjective reality and polarity would be interesting topics, but it may be better to cover them with ebooks or audio programs that I release direct. Then if there seems to be some decent interest over time, I may further develop the ideas into a book for a publisher.
That's a great way of looking at it.
Publisher = useful for working with to improve distribution. Win/win.
You = good for creating and publishing
crazy fringe things that will really benefit 1% of the population and probably have a massive net influence, but not really directly benefit anybody else. Edit:
updated parts are in bold.