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July 7, 2011 | Uncategorized

On those rare occasions when my head isn’t buzzing with stories, I think about the business of writing. Yeah, as a matter of fact that is my picture in the dictionary next to obsessed. :lol:

Self-publishing has a whole lot of appeal. Instant gratification (well practically)–I write it, I publish it. There’s none of that submitting, waiting to hear, revisions, or edits. And therein lies the downside. I’m not one of those flawless writers who really don’t need editors and copy editors and proof readers. Yes, all of those services can be purchased, but that takes a big leap of faith that the income from the the self-published title will offset the costs paid up front.

The other big downside is marketing. I’m not a brand name. Nor am I gifted at promotion.

Does this mean I’ll never self-publish another title? Not at all. I am an incurable optimist. There are stories that don’t easily fit into any of the established publisher’s guidelines. Too short, too long, unpopular sub-genre any these categories are great candidates for direct to digital release.

If you’ve tried it, I’d love to hear about your experience. If you’ve decided against it–again please share. :wub:

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