Everything You Need to Know About Self-Publishing (Sort of)

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In the March/April 2009 issue of Writer's Digest magazine, our staff collaborated on a feature package that explains in plain English the hows and whys of self-publishing. Our goal: To be fair and honest about the advantages and disadvantages.

While the print issue has great visuals to help you understand the options available, we've also posted much of the content at WritersDigest.com.

I wrote the opening article for the feature package, giving writers straight expectations on the self-pub path. Here's a snippet:

2. WILL I KILL MY CHANCES WITH A TRADITIONAL PUBLISHER IF I SELF-PUBLISH?

Of course not. Even if you publish what in hindsight is a terrible
book, or you’re embarrassed by the results, no agent or editor would
turn down your subsequent work if it looked like a surefire winner in
the marketplace. But, you may ask, have you ruined your chances of
traditionally publishing that same work?

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