What are your thoughts on self-publishing? I ask this question carefully. I don’t want a long tirade on the arrogance of the traditional publishing market. In fact, I’ve had great experience with my publisher, ABC-CLIO, Praeger Press. They are not only responsive but they also do a good job. Nonetheless, I understand that the publishing world is changing very fast, and I welcome those changes.
I read a great blog post on self publishing. I share it with you. because it neatly outlines what authors need to think about and do if they decide to go this route. Two points struck me as interesting: One, it’s still not a good idea to self-publish mass market fiction and two, self-publishing requires lots of research and could use the help of agents to sort everything out. (He didn’t actually say that in the post. My impression, however, is that just like with anything else, we may need some assistance with a self-published work.)
Here’s the post. Let me know what you think (And please no rants on the publishing industry!).