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Thursday, January 30, 2014

How Should I #Publish? #Indie or #Traditional {Part 2}

Did you miss part one? You can find it *here*

Are you prepared to submit your work?Are you prepared to investigate each publisher's submission requirements {even get an agent since many will not accept manuscripts without an agent}?

Traditional or indie publishing both take an amount of research and an amount of rule/direction following.

If a traditional publisher states you must have an agent - you MUST have an agent. Don't go in confident that your manuscript is so good that it's the exception to the rule. Trust me, publishers do have blacklist piles and you don't want to be on it.

Indie publishing does have it's rules as well. There are format requirements and publication rules that you must learn and follow. Do you have the time? Can you afford to pay someone to do it for you?

You don't want to misrepresent. A traditional publisher won't. And as an indie author, if you do, readers will be a hundred times tougher on you. They will nitpick your mistakes, typos, formatting errors, word count errors and much more. Are you up for it?

Yes, you get a larger profit, but you still have to pay to have it listed. Amazon, Barnes & Noble and all other listing locations take a percent of your sales. Yes, it's smaller than a traditional publisher percent {and an agent percent on top of it}, but they also don't spend thousands of dollars marketing their authors. You're on your own.

Just keep in mind, either option requires dedication on your part.

If you're interested in some traditional publishers, you can check out my posts on them *here* - Likewise, if you're interested in agent information, I have some *here*

If you've decided to go traditional publishing, you'll want to view my agent and traditional publishing posts. If, at this point, you've decided to go indie {Or at least look further into it}, you'll want to check back next week when I start Thursday posts on information for indie authors.

Either way, I hope to see you reading somewhere next week with me.

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