Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Self-Publishing Revolution

Are you thinking of self-publishing? Know someone who has? Maybe you’re an agented author thinking of exploring this new avenue for your career?

One of the great topics I heard about again and again at my writer’s conference was about the recurring success of self-published authors, some who previously had agents and major book deals, and some who did not. It’s a true revolution occurring today, where if authors are willing to put in the work of being their own promoter and manager they can reap the benefits of gaining all the profits. But it’s about much more than dollars and cents. It’s about getting your books and your message out to the masses, and increasingly more and more authors are choosing to do this on their own.

What have been your own successes and pitfalls in the path to publication and promotion? What strategies do you seek and how do you keep yourself going? How do you stand out amongst the millions of other authors self-publishing world-wide?