Self vs. Traditional Publishing

Writerly Rant #50

Cat and Dog Fight by ssstawa.deviantart.com Cat and Dog Fight by ssstawa.deviantart.com

by M.J. Moores, OCT. Author. Editor. Freelance Writer.

The battle wages on – oh yes, it does – in my head all the time. I’ve done nearly two years of practical research into the world of DIY publishing: I love the control, the micromanaging makes me feel productive, and at the end of a long haul I know I’ll have an amazing book that might be read by my friends and family.

What?!

I’ve learned that I’m not a marketer and that marketing your book in general takes a healthy budget of time and money, and even then there are no guarantees.

I’m not a fan of “no guarantees” – if I do the work, I want to see the pay out.

As it is, I’m also not a fan of sitting on the fence – while small publishing has given…

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