TBT: March 2013. It’s funny how little my thoughts on the pros and cons of each path have changed (though obviously I did make a decision, and it’s one I’m 100% sure was right for the Bound trilogy). As I consider whether to query a future project, I find the same hesitations popping up again… but that’s a post for another day. 🙂
It’s a serious question. Increasingly so, in fact. A few years ago you heard of the odd success story (and even that one was discovered “by chance” and then traditionally published), but that’s just what they were: odd. Self-publishing was the road you took when your book wasn’t good enough to be accepted by a traditional publisher– at least, that was the perception. Still is for most people I know.
And now? Well, now there are people publishing their own work to e-readers and/or print-on-demand companies like CreateSpace and selling hundreds of thousands of copies. Hardly what you’d expect from a book that’s “not good enough,” is it? People are turning down offers from “real” publishers because the benefits of going it alone are very real.
For some people.
This is a tough topic, and I’m working out the questions for myself in this post. Please offer advice in the…
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