One of my favorite authors, D. Wallace Peach, is explaining why she’s going Indie – something that, I’m sure, is of interest to many. Part I of her post deals with everything that was right about her trad-pub contract – one that addresses all the sore issues with usual contracts.
I’ll reblog Part II as soon as she posts it.
I’ve begun the process of reclaiming my 6 traditionally published books and republishing them myself. I thought it might be useful to document my reasons, particularly for those writers dawdling at this fork in the publishing road, trying to decide which way to go.
I published through a small press, and I don’t want to give the impression that this was a bad deal or that the publisher did anything wrong. It was, in fact, a valuable learning experience, especially for a new author and one as clueless as I. A small press may be the perfect publishing solution for many authors, especially if the words “traditionally published” carry personal weight.
Before I dig in, it’s important to state that – with a few exceptions – this was my experience. It reflects my personality, expectations, and quirks. What worked for me might not work for you and visa-versa. In…
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