Great points here about the self-publishing industry today. And this is also a very motivating read for indie writers!
Written by publishing consultant Timothy Pike. Reblogged here on Rosco’s Reading Room.
Nowadays, it’s quickly becoming the norm: before their stories are even finished, writers are already considering their self-publishing options. And who can blame them? From speed-to-market to more creative control to no rejection letters, it’s an enticing prospect.
But some are quick to thumb their noses at these writers, believing them to be going rogue, bucking the system in the name of vanity.
News flash: the 90’s called. They want their stereotype back.
In fact, self-publishers of today are to be taken very seriously indeed. Why is this?
1. They’re raking in the dough. Self-publishers tend to be financially smart, understanding that in a traditional author-publisher relationship, the money flows mostly one way: to the publisher. So they’re being proactive, and reversing the equation. Now, they’re collecting up to 85% of retail price in royalties, instead of giving up about that same amount?for life!
2. Their books look fantastic.
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