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Traditional publishing or self-publish

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Traditional publishing or self-publish

Postby Newbie_writer » Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:37 pm

Hello,

I have to begin with stating that I know I might sound greedy or unthankful…
As it happened I got a contract offer to my contemporary romance novel after several requests from various agents/publishers to read my full MS, which tells me my work might not be so bad…
Though, the contract I got is for digital print only (with an exception of volume of purchases) and minimal PR/marketing.
I am well aware that even the big publishers request full author participation in marketing and social media involvement.
But this specific publishers insist that most of the marketing will be done by the author (under the publisher’s guidance.)
When I asked what is the publisher’s part in the marketing activities I was answered that they do RSS and website promotion and that it is mostly down to the author to establish a network and use it for PR.
I am currently contemplating on whether to go with the publisher or to self-publish. Any inputs on the matter will be much appreciated.

10x

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Re: Traditional publishing or self-publish

Postby shadowwalker » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:51 pm

What does this publisher do for you?

I wouldn't give up on trade publishing at this point. One publisher wants it - others may as well, and with possibly better terms.

Patience. :)
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Re: Traditional publishing or self-publish

Postby b.sherman » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:41 pm

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Re: Traditional publishing or self-publish

Postby pls » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:18 pm

Yeah, if you're this close, keep shopping it around until a real agent places it with a real publisher.

Meanwhile, write the next novel. Stephen King says that until you've written at least a million words, you're still in training, or something like that. I'm something like a quarter-million words away from getting out of my training pants and into grown-up ones …
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Re: Traditional publishing or self-publish

Postby Newbie_writer » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:19 am

Thank you all, much appreciated!


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