Will check out both these posts, thank you. They are among my favorite bloggers. :)I don't think self publishing is taking the easy route. It is a lot of work with marketing and other details.Have a great weekend,Karen
I used to think self-publishing was taking the easy route, but not so much anymore. Like Karen said, there's a lot of work to go with it, and if you're really in it as a professional and doing the behind the scenes stuff, then it's definitely not easy.
Hi Karen - I agree. The attitudes of people toward self-published books make them difficult to market. Hi Cindy - It's a daunting task. There's no one to hold your hand and walk you through the publishing maze.Blessings,Susan :)
Oh, thank you dear Susan, for this sweet shout out! I appreciate you very much. No, I don't think self-publishing is taking the easy way out. If an author has a niche book or one that addresses issues to a special market, self-publishing is the wisest choice. It's not easy--it's a ton of work to market your own writing. But with marketing groups like John 3:16 and others, we have someone to help get the word out on our behalf. Happy Weekend!Jen
Hi Jen -You've made some excellent points. Speakers often self-publish, so they'll have books for back-of-the-house sales.Blessings,Susan :)
I'll check out these sites. Thanks, Susan!I do *not* believe that self-publishing is taking the easy way out. I've read numerous articles in which writers bash self-publishing as "lazy" and "inferior in quality". In contrast, I've spoken to authors who have actually self-published and they've told me the enormous effort it takes to do so. I think self-publishing is a wonderful avenue that some will explore and others won't depending on their book topic, audience, etc. Sometimes you have to toot your own horn hoping enough people will listen. ;-)Timely topic! Be well, my friend...
Hi Janette -I agree. So much depends on whether you write non-fiction, fiction, the genre, the topic. If the subject has limited interest, self-publishing is probably a good choice.Blessings,Susan :)
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