Ari Meghlen informs us about book marketing and that you still have to do marketing even when you’re traditionally published. Thanks so much, Ari!
This post has been churning in my head for a while. I’ve had a number of writers tell me openly that they want to go traditionally published so they “don’t have to do marketing”.
There are many good reasons to go the traditionally published route, unfortunately, this is not one of them. Gone are the days when a traditionally published author would get to sit back and let the publishing house sort all the marketing.
There is no right or wrong answer regarding how to get published, you have to make your own decisions about what works best for you. Yet knowing what each option entitles is important as both have their own pros and cons.
However, the biggest thing I see is people believing that they don’t have to market if they go traditional and so blatantly ignore all opportunities to build their platform.
If you want to go traditional, you should at least be aware of the industry and what is expected of you.
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On The Story Reading Ape’s blog I found a blog post, written by Randy on ‘advancedfictionwriting’. I found it very interesting and found more people should read the post. Thank you, Randy.
Are you about to publish your novel? If so, should you try going with a traditional publisher, or should you go indie? How do you make that decision?
Lynne posted this question on my “Ask A Question For My Blog” page:
I’m planning to go indie with my WIP. It’s only my second novel, I’m still a newbie, but here’s the question: what are the biggest reasons for seeking an agent and/or traditional publisher?
There are a number of obvious negatives associated with traditional publishing, such as low royalty rates. And I’ll have to do much of my own marketing even if my manuscript is accepted. I’d also like to do my own kindle pricing, something I can only do as an indie.
Thoughts? I want to know both sides before committing to my course.
Randy sez: Lynne, I have a feeling your question is much bigger than a single blog post can handle. I’m pretty sure I could write a whole book on the subject, and maybe someday I will. But you’ve got to make a decision right now, so I’ll try to boil things down a bit.
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