TPPDJ Link — 10 Reasons You Should Skip the Traditional Publishers and Self-Publish by Robert Bidinotto

10 Reasons You Should Skip the Traditional Publishers and Self-Publish Ebooks Instead

by Robert Bidinotto (posted May 29th, 2012)

Why it’s noteworthy

The article starts out with the following news: Woola wildly popular, dystopian sci-fi novel—was purchased for feature-film development by director Ridley Scott and 20th Century Fox, after a fierce Hollywood bidding war.

Robert Bidnotto goes on to list his arguments for self-publishing, each with a set of supporting links.

The 10 reasons

  1. Nobody can stop you from publishing your book.
  2. You’ll make a lot more money.
  3. You’ll get paid much faster.
  4. You’ll keep all the your rights to your work.
  5. You can publish your book incredibly fast.
  6. You can publish at your own pace.
  7. You’ll have total control.
  8. You’ll have complete creative freedom.
  9. You’ll have time to find your audience.
  10. Finally, you’ll be on the right side of history.

In my 10 Reasons I’m Self Publishing My First Novel the overlapping reasons are 5 (speed to publish), 7 (control), and 8 (freedom, primarily of genre in my case).

Links

Read chapter 10 of Dispensing Justice

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Read Dispensing Justice Chapter 10 – Diana to the Rescue at Nova Genesis World.

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Read Dispensing Justice Chapter 9 – Mom Burns a Roast at Nova Genesis World.

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Read Dispensing Justice Chapter 8 – Penny Keeps Her Cool at Nova Genesis World.

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Read Dispensing Justice Chapter 7 – I Saw You Die at Nova Genesis World.

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Read chapter 6 of Dispensing Justice

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Read Dispensing Justice Chapter 6 – 1947A at Nova Genesis World.

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TPPDJ Link — R-E-S-P-E-C-T — The Business Rusch

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TPPDJ Link — R-E-S-P-E-C-T — The Business Rusch

by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (posted October 19th, 2011)

Why it’s noteworthy

A well mannered rant that takes a number of traditional publisher editors to task by treating Ms. Rusch like she was some sort of publishing newbie and rube. They obviously should have known better. Make sure to check out the bottom of the post for a good comparison between traditional and self-publishing.

Comment

Once again Ms. Rusch highlights a reason to self-publish. When an author with her obvious experience and competence is treated shabbily by traditional publishing editors, it does bode well for the debut authors, regardless of their apparent competence.

Links

TPPDJ Link — You Should Self-Publish by Joe Konrath

Main why not self-publish and counter-arguments

  • I’ll sell more through bookstores. –> Bookstores are going out of business (note date of this post).
  • Print is the main publishing format, publishing just an ebook will cut down my potential market.  –>  Many ebook publishers also do print-on-demand.
  • You (i.e. Joe Konrath) have traditional publishing deals. –> Seriously doubts he will ever do one again.
  • I’ll only know that my book is good if the traditional publishers say it is by publishing it.  –>  Learn how to improve your work.
  • What about editing, formatting, cover design, and conversion to ebook formats? –> You can hire these things out.  You can also improve your manuscripts via writers groups and/or trading manuscripts with fellow genre writers.
  • I want my book in bookstores, so I can join professional writers organizations, get reviewed, have audio books made, do oversea and movie deals. –> Things are changing, in the next five years having your book in a bookstore won’t be a prerequisite for these things.

Links

TPPDJ Link — Sleeping With The Enemy – A Cautionary Tale

Sleeping With The Enemy: A Cautionary Tale

by Kiana Davenport (Thursday, August 25, 2011)

Why it’s noteworthy

Kiana Davenport relates her experience with one of the Big 6 traditional publishers.  It isn’t pretty.
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TPPDJ Link — Reasons Why You Should Not Self-Publish

Reasons Why You Should Not Self-Publish

by Victorine E. Lieske (March 26, 2011)

Why it’s noteworthy

Rather than actually being reasons not to self-publish, this is a great list of things you should do in order to self-publish. Of course, they are, for the most part, things you need to do when going the traditional publishing route.

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TPPDJ Link — Professional Writers — The Business Rusch

Professional Writers — The Business Rusch

by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (posted September 21st, 2011)

Why it’s noteworthy

Interesting insight into how traditional publishers are trying to adapt to the new world of ePublising, and squeezing their bestselling authors in the process.
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TPPDJ Link — How I learned to stop worrying and love the e-book

How I learned to stop worrying and love the e-book

by Shevi Arnold (posted August 15, 2011)

Why it’s noteworthy

Side by side comparison of traditional publishing and indie-publishing.  Many of the points are supported by references to other web pages, including several survey results.
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TPPDJ Link — How I Self-Published a Book, And How You Can Too

How I Self-Published a Book, And How You Can Too

by James Altucher (posted May 24th, 2011)

Why it’s noteworthy

Cogent and convincing reasons why this author, previously successful in being published in the traditional manner, decided to self-publish followed by a step-by-step explanation of how he went about it.
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Links snapshot — TPPDJ

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It has been a while since I last posted about my Travelogue (wiki version), so I thought I would put up a snapshot of my working list of links to articles that I’ve been reading. I haven’t thoroughly read everything I am linking to below. As I read and digest them I plan on posting links and commentary to the individual articles that I find useful, informative, etc. I maintain a (more or less) up to date version of this link snapshot on the wiki versions, which can be found here: Wiki versionhttp://fritzfreiheit.com/wiki/Links_(TPPDJ) Continue reading “Links snapshot — TPPDJ”