What are your preferred methods of selling your novel; self publishing or through the house?
I do not want to self-publish. I would prefer to find an Agent and go through a Publishing House.
Looking for a publisher can be a difficult job. There are no easy paths, but there are plenty of excellent self-published books and successful self-published authors.
When it comes to self-publishing, you can use a vanity publisher or actually "self-publish." I'm working on self-published books #3 and #4, and I'm not waiting around for a New York conglomerate to send me an advance.
What is it about self-publishing that makes you hesitate? What is it about traditional publishers that interests you?
I've self-published my poetry and lyric books as that seems the best route to go for these kinds of books. I wrote a novel and hope to publish it someday. I've been thinking about whether to self-publish it or go through a traditional publisher. I might self-publish it. It doesn't matter if a novel is published the traditional way or self-published. What matters is how it's marketed. Of course publishing it with a traditional publisher means the marketing is done for you and paid for you, whereas self-publishing a book means you do your own marketing and pay for it yourself. So, that's a downside. But other than that how a book is published shouldn't really make a difference.
by Matthew Dawson 7 years ago
What is your opinion, Is it better to self publish or find a publisher and get a contract...Now days with modern technology as it is it has become easy for an author to self publish. However is it really worth the time that it takes to also self market? I have found that the old traditional way of...
by M. T. Dremer 4 years ago
Has your experience with self publishing been positive or negative?For those of you who have self published a book (either physical or ebook), how would you say your experience was overall? Please consider things like production costs, self promotion, sales and reviews. What is the best thing about...
by jkchandra 7 years ago
I want to do e-book publishing but was advised by other experienced authors that it also has a real disadvantage to it because you might have a hard time going back to traditional publishing. Agents who discover that you have done E-book work before mostly tend to reject your query letter which is...
by Paul Swendson 7 years ago
I just finished compiling a book related to American History. Now I am starting to look into publishing items, and from what I can tell, self-publishing in electronic form may be the best bet. Does anyone have any suggestions?
by Isabella Mukanda-Shamambo 2 years ago
What does it take to self-publish a book/novel?I have been considering self-publishing my work for some years now. I would like some advice from people who have self-published before.
by Dani Alicia 5 years ago
If there are any professional, published authors here on hubpages (and I'm sure there are tons of you guys) I was wondering if someone could tell me if self-publishing is good or bad, and maybe give a couple of pros and cons. It would be my first book.
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