Welcome to Voices of Fiction.
We continue our discussion on publication choice, traditional or self-publication.
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What is your publishing method choice: Traditional or Self-Publication? Why?
Vijaya Schartz - I’ve
done it all over the years. Nowadays, I choose to publish with small
publishers. New York publishers find my stories too unconventional. They do not
fit the mold. The self-publishing route is too much work. I want to write, not
be a publisher. So small press publishers are wonderful for me. They like my
work because it’s unconventional. And they do for me all the things a large
publisher does (edit, format, hire cover artists, publish my books in eBooks
everywhere, print the paperbacks, do some promotion, etc.). Frankly, with as
many books as I write, I do not have the time nor the inclination to do all
that stuff. So small press is a perfect fit.
Cindy Cromer - My
choice is traditional publishing. During the search for an agent and publisher,
I noticed many had a stipulation on their sites that they would not consider
any work from an author who had previously self-published. I mean no disrespect
to any self-published author as I’ve met several who have had much success.
Nicole Zoltack - Currently,
I’m published through a small e-publisher. With some of my other stories, I
wish to acquire an agent and purse traditional publishing. If that never
happens, I will stick with small- or mid-sized publishers. Why? I think editing
is very important with stories, as are covers. Authors will always need editors
because authors tend to be too blinded by their own words--there’s no distance,
they’re too involved with the story. Editors don’t have that problem. As for
covers, I’m a writer, not an artist. A great cover can sell you copies by
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