Being an independent self-published author, I’ve always sought to find other independent authors to enjoy… supporting the fraternity, as it were. But from the very beginning, I’ve had a problem: I can’t find indie authors, like myself, writing the kind of SF novels that I write and enjoy. There must be some; I can’t be the only futurist SF writer, or the last futurist writer who’s still independent or self-published. Where are all my futurist SF writing homeys?
A recently revived subject by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Scarcity and Abundance, examines the ebook industry in terms of the shift from a “scarcity” economy, in which things are valued and priced due to their limited availability, to “abundance,” in which items are available in effectively unlimited supply, turning the old economic model upside-down or destroying it entirely.