Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Another new publishing path?

In this ever-changing world of becoming a published author, it seems there's never a shortage of new terminology to keep up on.

The newest craze is hybrid publishing. Okay, it's not really a new craze. It's actually just another term for a craze we've been talking about all along - anything that is not traditional publishing, or self-publishing.  

Brian Klems of Writers Digest says, "Hybrid publishing is not a term all publishers or authors in this space use; other terms that describe this type of publishing include 'author-assisted publishing, independent publishing, partnership publishing, co-publishing, and entrepreneurial publishing.' Hybrid publishing is the umbrella term."

Brooke Warner publisher of She Writes Press, president of Warner Coaching Inc., and author of Green Light Your Book, says, "For people who like to think in black-and-white terms, the hybrid publishing and self-publishing space upends their sense of order. Without hybrid, there are just traditional publishing and self-publishing. Black and White. You get paid to publish or you pay to get published. The hybrid publishing space is not for black-and-white thinkers. 

Click here to read Brooke's full article.  

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Emotional strength from a literary agent

Self-publishing is not a passing fad. It's been growing in strength for nearly a decade now and shows no signs of stopping. 

In a time when our world is becoming more automated and more digital, it's nice to know that there are still some real benefits to working with a live person; someone who's willing to be your cheerleader and work with you towards success. 

This article is a fantastic look at why literary agents are still worth their weight in gold - for your emotional sanity as an author if nothing else.  

"With self-publishing becoming more widely accepted and Amazon waging wars with publishers, more and more I get the sense from aspiring authors that they don't think landing an agent means as much as it used to.  
They believe traditional publishing is going the way of VCRs and none of the old rites of passage apply anymore. That's fine if you think that, but, in my experience, it simply isn't true."                                - Bethany Neal

Click here to read the full article. 

...and read more about Bethany Neal here: