I have a friend who is still thinking of going the traditional route, and he can still publish that way after he self-publishes. This article elucidates the reasons why self-publishing is a good way to go.
Originally posted on From Robert David MacNeil:
WHY IT’S FOOLISH NOT TO SELF PUBLISH — PART ONE
BY ROBERT DAVID MACNEIL – I’m not a newbie at writing. I’ve been writing books for 20 years—two through a major publishing house and three self-published. All have sold well.
For my first book I went through the traditional publication process, partly because I thought that was what you were supposed to do, but largely because I believed the “myth.”
That myth, propagated through the media, pictures an author’s life like this… you sit at your computer, composing your latest book, occasionally taking a break to go to the mailbox and pick up your next royalty check. The myth says once you’ve published a book, life will be easy. You will be rich and famous. You can live anywhere and have lots of free time. All your problems will be…
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