This month I’ll be participating in Deana Barnhart’s Gearin’ Up to Get an Agent blogfest. Week One starts things off with a bang as participants post a question we’ve always had about writing. Mine is this …
Which do you think is better: Publishing with the Big Five, publishing with an indie or self-publishing—and why?
You don’t have to be participating in the blogfest to comment, although participants are encouraged to hop around one another’s blogs trying to help each other out.
To get the dialogue going, here are a couple of well-written points of view from published authors:
- Why J.L. Campbell prefers self-publishing (http://thecharacterdepot.blogspot.com/2011/06/foray-into-self-publishing.html).
- Why Ebony McKenna hopes authors will hold out for a traditional publisher (http://ejmckennablog.blogspot.com/2011/07/money-talks.html).
- Want a little more food for thought? Some agents are acting as literary consultants to help authors self-publish (http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2011/06/literary-agents-try-new-role-as-self-publishing-consultants167.html).