Try to find an agent/publisher or just self-publish?

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  1. Kathleen Cochran profile image75
    Kathleen Cochranposted 9 months ago

    https://hubpages.com/literature/i-recen … m-now-what

    This article made me wonder about the path I chose. After spending years, literally, trying to solve the mystery of finding a publisher without an agent and finding an agent without already being published, I just took the leap and put my books on the market. No bestsellers yet, but I'm being read, which was my ultimate goal.
    I'd love to hear the experiences of others.

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    MariaBenjaminposted 8 months ago

    Hy there i can see your post and i must say

    Traditional Publishing:

    Validation and Prestige: Traditional publishing can provide a level of validation and prestige. Having your book published by a reputable publishing house can enhance your credibility as an author.

    Editorial Support: Traditional publishers typically provide professional editorial and proofreading services, helping you polish your manuscript.

    Distribution: Traditional publishers have established distribution networks, making it easier to get your book into bookstores and libraries.

    Marketing and Promotion: Publishers often handle marketing and promotion, including book tours, reviews, and advertising.

    Thanks and regards
    MariaBenjamin

    1. Kathleen Cochran profile image75
      Kathleen Cochranposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Maria: No argument from this author. Traditional publishing does all those things.

      In today's marketplace there is a limit (sometimes a matter of only weeks) to how much and how long a publisher will make the effort to market and promote a book before they pull it off the shelves. With self-publishing your book can remain in the marketplace as long as you choose.

      I'd love to be able to say "I have a publisher!". But it is very hard to get one - or an agent either.

      Thanks for contributing to the discussion and best of luck to you.

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    MariaBenjaminposted 8 months ago

    I hope that my ans helped you thanks. Military Star Card

 
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