Welcome to Voices of Fiction.
We continue our discussion on publication choice, traditional or self-publication.
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Liz Crowe’s groundbreaking romance sub-genre, “Romance for Real Life,” has gained thousands of fans and followers who are interested less in the “HEA” and more in the “WHA” (“What Happens After?”)
Her books are set in the not-so-common worlds of breweries, on the soccer pitch and in high-powered real estate offices. Don’t ask her for anything “like” a Budweiser or risk painful injury. - Website,
Children’s Picture Book author, Clara Bowman-Jahn, of “Annie’s Special Day” is living the life of her dreams an hour at a time. - Website, Etreasures
Welcome Authors! It's wonderful to have you back.
What is your publishing method choice: Traditional or Self-Publication? Why?
Cara Marsi - I have indie published several books and I love the control, I love writing what I want and not what a publisher's marketing department wants. I'm leaning more and more toward all indie publishing. But I always hire a professional editor to edit my indie books.
Liz Crowe - Traditional. I have been very lucky to find a small publisher who believed in my voice and
has poured a ton of time and energy into getting me the best editing, best
cover art and top notch promotional assistance. I am way too busy with my
other business to take on all that myself. I want to WRITE the books and let
experts in other fields do their part to make them successful.
Terry W. Ervin II - Traditional.
There are some aspects of publishing that I prefer my publisher focus on rather
than me. It enables me to have more time for writing, and life in general.
Counting writing as a part-time job, I have one full-time and three part-time
jobs, in addition to a family, church and other life activities.
having a traditional publisher opens opportunities self-publishing doesn’t,
such as participation at some book events and conventions, including panels and
signings, which I may not otherwise have. As self-publishing continues to
become better established over the next decade, I strongly suspect that may
Clara Bowman-Jahn - "Annie's Special Day" was traditionally published and I like that it went through a gate keeper of sorts. It validated me when it happened. However I have nothing against self-published books. There are some very good ones out there. No matter if one self publishes or go the traditional route one needs to get a good editor and pay for a good cover.
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