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The Ups and Downs of Self-Publishing

For the Love of Books

I get a lot of people asking me questions pertaining to self-publishing. I see a lot of blog posts about it too. I also read a lot of comments from people who haven’t landed an agent and figure self-publishing is their last resort. I thought I’d add my own opinion into the pot.

Self-publishing is a business decision. A viable career path. It should not be treated as a last resort, but a well thought out, planned business decision. Although there are still some stigmas attached to self-publishing, no longer is it completely shunned. Self-publishers are winning awards, selling thousands of books, hitting lists, being offered contracts by major publishers to reissue their work or future works. And most importantly–readers are loving their work.

But there is a downside to the popularity (dare I say latest trend?) of self-publishing–and I’m going to be completely honest with you. Self-publishing WILL NOT…

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