A recent trend in the publishing industry is publishing as many books as possible. (Or so I have noticed) Authors seem to want a lot of books to show up under their name, even if that means sacrificing quality. Such as good editing, story line, character development… the list goes on.
I know that this creates more profit in some cases, but other times, it may give the author a bad name.
One novel that I recently read for free (thanks to BookBub) had a disclaimer stating that the book contained many editing errors and that the author had been notified. Now, I am not sure if this was because the author was focusing too much on publishing a multitude of books, or if they just didn’t have a good editor. Either way, the novel was okay, but it lacked quality.
It makes me wonder if self-publishing is allowing books with little development and meaning to be published. I don’t know if it is just me, but I have noticed that books that lack depth are more popular than the well-written novels that are over looked. (This also seems to be the trend on writing sites such as WattPad and Radish according to Akaluv )
Is that the trend? I’m just not sure.
What are your thoughts on this subject?