It’s a lot easier to be selfish, to be an artistic libertarian who decides “I will just concern myself with making my work and I’ll just hope and pray there’s still some kind of an apparatus in place to edit, design, produce, market, distribute and sell it when it’s done, or else imagine that I’ll be able to do all those things myself better than professionals who have devoted their careers to those disciplines.” We think this way since it’s not immediately apparent that there’s anything else we can do. What other choices do we have?
There are choices we can make as consumers and as members of a creative community. A lot of the stuff I’m about to mention might seem very obvious. It’s definitely stuff you’re already doing. Let’s resolve to do more.
1. Buy books.
See the author’s other suggestions at I.M.H.O. — Medium.