GUEST POST by Armelle Cloche
Self-publishing empowered and enabled once unknown talented writers such as Amanda Hocking, H.M. Ward, and Hugh Howey to find great success by connecting directly with their audiences through the Internet.
Could self-publishing be as kind to screenwriters?
Novelists and screenwriters share a passion for storytelling. Their stories enchant the world and forever change our lives.
Unlike famous book authors who are known to the masses, propelled by their fans and the media to fame, successful screenwriters remain in the shadow of the fantastic movies they write.
After much struggle to get noticed in Hollywood, once screenwriters finally make a sale, producers, directors and actors take control of the story and, ultimately, of the final film credits. Most screenwriters are not welcome on the movie production set and many screenwriters do not get a film credit.
Even when the screenwriter does receive a credit, audiences tend to gloss over them.
You may have a deep admiration for a movie like Lincoln, for example. You probably know that Steven Spielberg directed it. You remember vividly the names and faces of the actors, Daniel Day Lewis and Sally Field. But do you know who wrote Lincoln? If you asked people on the street who wrote Lincoln, few could tell you. Tony Kushner wrote the screenplay. Doris Kearns Goodwin wrote the book.
Some screenwriters are starting to turn to self-publishing as a way to connect directly with the public.
You will not find many screenplays in the ebook market yet. It’s just starting. If you love to be the first to discover the next trend and to participate in social change, this is the time to get curious.
We’ve reached another benchmark in the ebook world.
People can now read fresh new screenplays before they go through the Hollywood machine to the screen.
Thanks to ebook self-publishing, screenwriters may finally get the respect and recognition they deserve.
This is a guest post written by Armelle Cloche, screenwriter of the fantasy October 3rd, author of “10 Effective Ways to Promote & Sell My Screenplay” and several other books. She can be reached at ac (at) Armelle .com or https://www.facebook.com/October3rdTheMovie