The latest Authors Answer. We’re talking about the different publishing routes this time. Good timing, I think.
A big publishing contract with a major publishing house is a dream for many authors. But a lot of authors are going another way these days, completely bypassing the publishers and doing it themselves. This week’s question is from RedTheWriter.
For me, self-publishing through KDP worked best, because I’d been pitching my first book at publishers and agents for years without success and just wanted to get it out there so I could move on to the second book. As a hobbyist I don’t mind that it’s not lucrative, though I do have this dream of pitching the finished series to publishers later and them going ‘yes, of course, brilliant!’ for a traditional print run. Considering they’d scrap my covers for their own, though, I’m not sure…
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