Part 2 – What is “Self” Publishing? From Kat Valentine
I keep telling Kat she should write is “How To Publish/Or Not Publish For Dummies”
EVERYBODY has a story to tell. EVERYBODY thinks they are interesting. Hardly anyone knows the ins and outs of the industry like Kat does.
Subsidy Publishing vs. Independent Publishing
For many people the words “self-published” bear a stigma and the suggestion that self-publishing is the only option the author had to get a book in to print. This is not true. Some authors who have self-published are Mark Twain, John Grisham, Tom Clancy, Deepak Chopra, Virginia Woolf, and Margaret Atwood. Among the most famous of self-published books are Huckleberry Finn, the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and that most ubiquitous cookbook, The Joy of Cooking. Authors self publish for a variety of reasons.
Today publishing has been complicated by the addition of e-publishing. In this post I’m going to discuss the different types of print publishing, and include information on how e-books are handled by each. Since we already talked about traditional publishing I won’t delve much further in to that but bear these things in mind as you decide how much time and effort you wish to spend pursuing a contract with a traditional publisher: