Publishing Part 1: Self-PublishingArticles on Self-Publishing
Now before anyone runs off and decides they are ready to publish or self-publish, I think it would be in your best interest to read about the different types of publishing before deciding. When I say read about it I mean read a lot and keep reading. Do the research here, it's massively important. I, myself still haven’t decided on what I want to do. This may be premature for some of us though. Still, I think it’s good to be informed and have an idea of what is out there while you write and prepare for a writing career.
There are obvious perks to both and downfalls as well. Traditional publishers offer services you don’t have to buy from others like book cover artworks, to editing and copyrighting. I’m told they also do marketing for you as well depending on the publishers. Though I&
Publishing Part 2: Traditional Publishing Traditional Publishing
Last night’s article talked mostly about self-publishing but I also touched a little on traditional publishing as well. So tonight I decided to bring together my resources and links on my traditional publishing research. I’m going to be keeping this one relatively short since I already covered a lot in the last article. For the sake of ease this is just going to be a resources page or in other words part two of a whole.
I have not found a lot on just traditional publishing itself. Usually, they compare the two. So it’s hard to find anything unbiased or non-comparative. That which is unbiased usually compares the two anyway. The odds seem in favor of self-publishing, but many authors still swear by traditional publishing, even newer ones that I’ve talked to online. So this is a topic that garners a lot
Publishing Part 3: Avoiding Scams Vanity Presses
While spending time on another writing forum, I came across the term vanity press. Upon asking people and researching this, I found out that these are scam artists that many would be author’s trip into. In other words, vanity presses are really bad. The general advice is that you should never have to pay to get a book published unless you’re self-publishing and doing the work yourself. (Complicated I know, I’ll be trying to list things to expand on this.)
So I tend to take this person seriously on the matter of publishing. She, being a published author and having first hand experienced everything; I tend to take her advice. This would have been better suited to one of the other parts of this set of articles but I posted it here.