While bleeding on the inside, you listen. Being a quick learner and resilient by nature you humbly accept the truth and decide to learn more and become a better self-published writer.
Anybody can self-publish an eBook or use POD (print-on-demand) services. What publishing houses are still very good at is book selling.
The entire pay-per-page drama is about the fact that Amazon sells your books also by page and pays more for this than what you get paid for the normal sale of a book.
1. Don’t get carried away by the ease of communication online
2. Let the book go when it’s ready and don’t wait until it’s perfect
3. The killer gene must be controlled
In essence, a writer uses social media to promote himself and his books, but also to provide better customer service to his clients. A professional makes money from the products and services he provides and the customer relationship management that goes with it. A writer must do the same.