My Journey IV
Hello again, I haven’t forgotten the next book. The plot is ever evolving although the central idea is still there. So, that’s good.
As I mentioned earlier in here, I feel like a pendulum swinging back and forth between traditional publishing and self-publishing. So, here’s what I found so far.
Traditional publishing – Challenge #1 is to land an agent; Challenge #2 is for that agent to find a deal for you. Then, I might still have to supplement the marketing, so the agent/publisher wouldn’t drop me like a hot potato. Oh, I’ve heard many rounds of rewrites and revisions working with a publisher. But when the editor is working for the publisher, the goal is to make the book more appealing to the potential readers. Guess that explains the multiple rounds.
Self-publishing – I
So anyway, one fact seems to stand out as I read about both publishing routes. A self-publisher can land a million-dollar deal with a publisher if the book is so successful that the author is being courted by agents and publishers alike. Think Fifty Shades of Grey, although that genre is really not my cup of tea.
Or, an author who’s been traditional published, but sales might not be great. So, the publisher isn’t all that energetic in the book’s marketing. (I read that publishers
Well, so where do I come in? I’m not sure yet. For now, I’m sticking to writing the next project.
Will talk later.