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Traditional publishing & selfpublishing … not so different: Q&A from New Generation Publishing summit


Can’t go wrong with a re-blog from Roz Morris :-)

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yin-yang-14264436247ktSelf-publishing and traditional publishing. What are the differences? Today I’ve been on a panel at the New Generation Publishing summit, and it’s clear there is no longer an absolute divide between the publishing approaches. These days, we have a spectrum.

So that sounds abstract – let’s have concrete examples. This is how the discussion went at the event today – plus some more thoughts I wanted to elaborate on. (Yes, being a typical author, I muster my best lines several hours after the conversation.)

The question: What do you see as the main differences between self and traditional publishing?

My answer was :

  • The solo artist – and who’s in charge
  • Who pays
  • Speed

And here’s where we find ourselves in grey areas.

1 The solo artist – and who’s in charge

When you self-publish there are no gatekeepers. You don’t have to be accepted by anyone. Also, you have…

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5 responses to “Traditional publishing & selfpublishing … not so different: Q&A from New Generation Publishing summit

  1. Roz Morris @Roz_Morris November 14, 2016 at 5:10 am

    Can’t go wrong with Alexander! Thanks!

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    • Alexander M Zoltai November 14, 2016 at 12:25 pm

      Whoot and Whoa !!!

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  2. dgkaye November 14, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    Great post from Roz, just read this there. Definitely worth tweeting about twice. :)

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    • Alexander M Zoltai November 14, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      Worth tweeting twice, Indeed :-)

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      • dgkaye November 14, 2016 at 10:05 pm

        :)

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