"Thanks, April. I agree with you about the quality control factor, and yet it feels like a huge gamble to invest money in editing, cover design, etc. I self-published a novel that I revised based on feedback from my writing group, and then I…"
"Thanks for your comment and question, Kelly. There are a couple of things I hope to change: first, I want to upend the lingering perception by some that indie publishing isn't as legitimate as traditional. To make that happen, we need to work…"
"April, Literary Change Agent and Author Advocate is a great title. I guess my question would be what do you want to change and what do you think is best for authors? Which approach empowers authors and brings them the readers they want?…"
"Hi, Jo Anne and Marta--Thanks for your thoughtful comments and questions. I'll post a more detailed reply soon on the topics you raise, but I agree that there is much blurring of terms right now. The main factor differentiating reputable…"
"Thanks, April. This lays out the options very clearly.
I've heard some pretty nasty things about vanity presses recently; it's hard to know where the partner-publishing or package-publishing leaves off and vanity presses begin."
So many choices…so few guidelines or clear answers. How’s an author to choose?
With the proliferation of publishing options—traditional publishing, self-publishing, partner publishing, package publishing, e-books, p-books, and so on‑-many authors find themselves stymied by which route is best for them and…
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