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Solo self-publish, seek a book deal, something in the middle? Advice for the 2016 writer


Today’s re-blog is Roz Morris at her best…

She spent many years dealing with traditional publishing as a very successful ghostwriter…

Now she’s deep into self-publishing her own books…

Read on for wisdom :-)

Nail Your Novel

2016Last year I wrote a round-up of the advice I’d give on publishing options. A year on, would I say the same? In some cases yes, in some no…

The sales problem

This time last year a main concern was how indies were feeling the pinch with dwindling sales. Did we think it could get worse?

Oh but it has. There are even more books for sale. Subscription services like Kindle Unlimited are changing the way readers perceive value. Authors who don’t enrol their books seem to get less exposure in the magic Amazon algorithms.

Does that mean it might be better to hold out for a book deal? Well, there are pros and cons, and the points I wrote last year still stand.

So what of traditional publishing?

Were we hoping that traditional publishing might enter a new era of enlightenment, with transparent, fair deals and true author-publisher…

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2 responses to “Solo self-publish, seek a book deal, something in the middle? Advice for the 2016 writer

  1. Roz Morris @Roz_Morris January 9, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Once again – thanks for the reblog, Alexander!

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    • Alexander M Zoltai January 9, 2016 at 11:56 am

      Once again, Roz — you’re my favorite re-bloggie :-)

      Like

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