January 20, 2016 I re-blogged a post, written by D. Wallace Peach, “Goodbye traditional, Hello Indie – Part I”. I thought it would be a great thing to re-blog the second part as well, which is just as greatly written! Thank you D. Wallace Peach!
Part I of this blog summary focused on my personal experience contracting with a small press. On the whole, it was a valuable learning experience, especially for a new author who knew nothing about anything. My publisher treated me fairly and respectfully, I improved my craft and happily published 6 books. For many authors, this approach may be the perfect publishing route.
Yet, publishing through a small press has significant challenges that are worth considering. As I gained knowledge and skills, it became clear to me that the obstacles outpaced the advantages. In 2015, I experimented and self-published 2 books. The results drove home the stark differences in the two approaches.
In December, I decided to go all indie. I began the process of canceling contracts with my publisher and reclaiming my books with the intention of republishing them myself.
Below, I explain my reasons.
So what were my small press…
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