Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Independent to Traditional

Here's a thought for you.

Several of my blogging acquaintances have, in the past 18 months, signed traditional publishing contracts, some of whom are now on their 2nd/3rd novels.

Has self-publishing lost it's 'amateur' tag and becoming a viable first step for those willing to make the effort?

Discuss.




3 comments:

Nick Wilford said...

I think all books are equally worthy of consideration, no matter how they're published. It's about putting out a quality product with a great story, and that's totally doable with self-publishing (you may need to invest in an editor, cover designer, but as you're essentially running your own small publishing house, you have to be prepared for a little bit of outlay). I've read some absolutely excellent self-published novels in the last year that are as good as, if not better than anything traditionally published.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I guess if an author has proven his worth with a successful self-published book then a publisher would be more willing to take a risk.

Lexa Cain said...

I guess every writer's different and the paths they take to publication are just as varied. I find small presses preferable to self-publishing as the first step to trad. publishing.