Friday, June 15, 2012

The Odds


Traditional publishing sometimes publishes bad books.
Self-publishing sometimes publishes good books.

Take a look at that statement. You can write a good book either way.

The odds of getting accepted traditionally are low.
The odds of self-publishing a successful book are low.

The odds are against you either way. Just decide the company you want and the path you'd prefer. then own it and don't discount those who choose the other side.

6 comments:

Civil War Horror (Sean McLachlan) said...

Blunt, true, and well said. Bravo.

Sioux said...

Succinct and so true, Hope.

JL Homan Butz said...

True.

Norma Beishir said...

I've done both--and even though I was published, paid fairly large advances and promoted by my publisher, I still prefer the creative control of self-publishing.

Teresa Coltrin/Journaling Woman said...

Something to think about.

Rose Godfrey said...

Thanks for this. I went with self-pubbing, and I'm happy with the result. I do sometimes tire of reading how self-publishing is the kiss of death. As you wrote, there are some real stinkers out there in both camps.