Well worth reading this article which is part two following on from https://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2016/04/01/real-writers-dont-self-publish/ – The publishing industry is evolving rapidly compared to many industries. It is only really 18 years since the first POD companies set up in the UK and Ireland and I was an associate with Trafford back then. It is very exciting to be part of this evolution and I cannot wait to see where we are in another 18 years. I for one have loved the ride and am very proud to have been an Indie for that length of time..
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All righty, so last time in Real Writers Don’t Self-Publish we talked about a lot of myths that surround publishing in general and I promised to delve deeper into this subject. I hope, at the very least, y’all walked away with one core understanding about traditional publishing.
Traditional publishing measures one thing and one thing only…commercial viability.
Granted, this often means the author is professional and the writing is outstanding…but that’s isn’t always the case. Some works are published for the sole reason that they will sell a certain amount of copies (refer to Snookie’s memoir). Additionally some of the greatest works of our time are not coming to market (initially) through legacy presses (refer to The Martian).
But here’s the deal. While we certainly don’t have to be leggy-pressed to be “real” writers, self-publishing is no panacea.
The hard truth is there is…
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