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Which Is Really Best ~ #TraditionalPublishing or #SelfPublishing ?

I was looking over an article from The Bookseller (been around since 1858) and I got to the point where I felt like I didn’t want to “burden” my readers by featuring it… Which Is Really Best ~ #TraditionalPublishing or #SelfPublishing ?

Then, I felt deeper and decided I’d link to it and make my own comments…

The article is called, Amazon’s Naggar Tells Publishers to Slash E-Book Prices — Mr. Naggar is Amazon’s publishing chief; and, the publishers he’s talking to are the Traditional or “Legacy” publishers…

I’ve published a little over 2,000 posts since January 2011; and, a large percentage of them were looking at the differences between Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing.

If you’re new here, you should know I have Subject Index Links (in the left side-bar) that show whether topics have very few posts or a lot of posts by making their words smaller or larger—both Traditional Publishing and Self-Publishing have larger words…

If I squeezed everything I’ve learned about the two flavors of publishing into as few words as possible, I’d say—Self-Publishing gives you Much more control over your book…

But, let me pour through those Top Tags and select a few choice posts for your perusal:

Why Traditional Publishing Is Not for Serious Writers . . .

Still Hoping to Get a Book Published by the “Big 5”?

Fake News ~ in Self-Publishing . . .

An Author Writes an Open Letter to His Publisher . . .

Credit Where It’s Due ~ #TraditionalPublishing and #SelfPublishing

What’s Wrong with #Selfpublishing ?

And, there are hundreds more where those came from…

However, since I now give all my books away and most authors are interested in selling their books, I should share this post:

What About All The Authors Whose Books Don’t Sell Very Many Copies?

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5 responses to “Which Is Really Best ~ #TraditionalPublishing or #SelfPublishing ?

  1. maromapress December 31, 2017 at 4:52 am

    Looks like you need an editor. “Pour” through? That immediately diminished my trust in you!


    • Alexander M Zoltai December 31, 2017 at 8:17 am

      Sorry your reading of that phrase caused you to lessen your “trust”…

      However, my Oxford English Dictionary has this meaning for pour:

      “discharge simultaneously or in rapid succession”

      That is, in fact, what I did…


  2. Matthew January 2, 2018 at 11:30 am

    I think this article comparing self and traditional publishing is pretty accurate, what are your thoughts?


    • Alexander M Zoltai January 2, 2018 at 11:52 am

      That’s a fairly good article—though, all that information is available on this blog, plus more…

      Just check the Top Tags widget (in the left side-bar) for the topics “Self-Publishing” and “Traditional Publishing”… :-)


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