Advantages and Disadvantages of Self-Publishing

This is such a great article about the pros and cons of self publishing. Recently, there was a nasty article on Huff Post wherein a traditionally published author disparaged Indie authors, saying that self publishing is “an insult to the written word.” She even quoted one of my favorite authors, Sue Grafton, who complained that she doesn’t like “short cuts” to publishing. As though a mystery series based on the letters of the alphabet is somehow akin to Shakespeare. I won’t post the link to the article, she gets paid per exposure, but using what I’ve quoted, you’ll be able to find it if you want to. But in honor of all the talented Indie authors out there, I’m sharing this post. Happy 2017!


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Advantages and Disadvantages of Self-Publishing

I am finally (finally!) compiling my “Starting Out as an Indie Author” series into a book, and since I started this weekend, I’ve noticed a couple of things I still need to add. Since the first part of the book revolves around the question, “Is Self-Publishing For You?” I realized I had to write my own version of the consideration of the pros and cons of indie and traditional publishing. (I have a few more things up my sleeve that I will probably blog about in the next week or two.)

So with no further ado, here’s my take on the debate:

Advantages of Self Publishing

– Speed

A traditionally published novel can easily take up to two years from the time it is accepted to the time it actually comes out…

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