Update: And wouldn’t you know? One day after this post goes live, those sneaky people over at Wise Ink go and post an article on why more traditional writers are going indie.
Someone asked me the other day what route I was going to to take for publishing–traditional or self?
“Not sure,” was my answer. Both options have bennies. Both also have major drawbacks.
Self publishing means I don’t have to wait three years for my book to hit the shelves, I get more cut of the profits, and I have more control over the final product.
Traditional’s still got the agent working in your favor, someone else handling the font type, copyediting, cover art, etc., and yes, changing the title to give it more zing.
Perhaps there’s even some marketing moolah thrown in for good measure.
(She wipes her eyes) Oh my, I swear I just crack myself up sometimes.
Now where was I?
Oh yes, traditional or self pubbed–it’s a tough decision to make.
Luckily I don’t have to decide right now. I need to finish the darn thing and polish it (oh freelancing gods, please send me an extra plump contract to help pay the copyeditor fees…) until the book magically morphs from an artistic, creative endeavor into a business product for sale.
And here Mom always told me opposites never attract.
Sure, I’ve got some ideas but rather than put the cart before the horse, I’m backburnering everything until the time is right.