(If only the kids could send their Brussel sprouts to China. But I digress.)
Do hungry children in another land make it more important for your kids to eat well? Perhaps there’s a thin, very thin, connection with showing appreciation that we don’t go wanting. Try telling that to a kid facing a pile of Brussel sprouts.
How often have you heard an author decry the lack of quality in self-published books, saying that lack of quality hurts us all?
Let’s mull this over, shall we?
Ever eaten a bad meal? I’ll bet you have. Did it put you off eating altogether? I doubt it.
Let’s tighten it up a bit: ever eaten a bad meal in a restaurant? Did it make you give up eating out?
Tighter: ever had bad food or bad service at your favorite restaurant? Did you stop going?
Reading a lousy book has never put anyone completely off reading.
Reading a bad self-published book has never put a book-lover completely off reading self-published books.
We are not selling a luxury item people can live without. Not to readers, we’re not. Reading is to the voracious spirit as eating is to an empty stomach.
These hungry hearts will not abandon their search simply because they haven’t yet found what they were looking for.