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Saturday, June 25, 2011

On self-publishing

If I ever get one of my novels-in-progress finished, it's very likely that I'll choose to go the self-publishing route. I'm not getting any younger, and the traditional publishing song and dance can take years, even with a small, independent publisher.

There's still a fair amount of stigma associated with self-publishing, some of it justified. It's not a decision to be taken lightly, and takes a lot of work beyond writing and editing. But it's clear that the traditional publishing model is not the only game in town. And e-books are leading the way.

Recent news seems to bear this out. Self-published author John Locke announced that he'd sold a million copies of his e-books on the Kindle store. And JK Rowling will self-publish the e-book versions of Harry Potter.

Of course, these are rare exceptions--for every self-published author who makes it, there are thousands of others who don't. But the odds are getting better.

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Terri said...

Interesting. There's always the RevGals site to advertise on....

kdoyle said...

Good idea! I'll have to check that out when i get the first one published.

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