Tuesday, December 20, 2011

To Indie (self)-Publish or Not

It used to be that self-published books were looked at like poison-at least initially. Times have changed quite a bit since then. With the ease of publishing and the prevalence of e-readers, traditional publishers are having to scramble to change their platforms if they want to survive.
Don't get me wrong, indie-publishing faces great hurdles still, but the hurdles are getting easier to jump.

The choice to indie publish is not one to take lightly. There are many things to consider:

1. How much time do you have to spare?
2. How much skill do you have with editing, formatting, graphic artistry, marketing, promotion?
3. Do you have a lot of energy?
4. Are you flexible?
5. Can you stay positive when faced with great criticism?
6. Do you have money to spare?
7. Do you have a far-flung web of friends, colleagues, writer friends? A great support system?
8. Are you tech savvy?

Join me each time I post over the next several months, and I will discuss several of the above considerations to help you discover if you should even consider indie-publishing.

Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

Donna K. Weaver said...

Can't wait, Cindy. I'm seriously thinking about this.