This is a book for authors who are trying to decide between traditional publishing or self publishing.
How Do I Decide?
Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing
A Field Guide for Authors
There is plenty of information available on both traditional and self-publishing. But how do you choose between the two?
How Do I Decide? is a concise, definitive resource that will guide you through the decision, allowing you to ignore the noise and hype and focus on the right path for YOU. This is a fair and balanced approach that avoids favoring one choice over the other--and instead shows you how to determine which best fits your own situation.
Jammed full of insider information, How Do I Decide? gives you the facts you need to make an informed choice. It walks you through the various steps of the publishing process so you can determine which road best suits your personal goals, temperament, and level of previous publishing experience.
How Do I Decide? includes perspectives from successful authors James Scott Bell, Addison Moore, Jennie Nash, and Scott Appleton.
"I get asked several times a week, 'How do I decide between self-publishing and traditional publishing?' Now I have a well-written, thoughtful resource to recommend - and it's from one of the most respected voices in the publishing industry. If you are struggling with this question, Rachelle will help you discover the answer!"
--Michael Hyatt, Former Chairman and CEO, Thomas Nelson Publishers. Author of Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
"A no-nonsense look at the publishing options available to writers today, with a complete set of tools for self-evaluation and decision making. Any writer confused about which way to go should start here."
--James Scott Bell, author of Self-Publishing Attack.
"Whenever a writer asks me for publishing advice the first
name that comes to my mind is Rachelle Gardner. If you're trying to decide
between traditional and self-publishing, this book is a must buy."
--James L. Rubart,
bestselling author of Rooms
Brief yet comprehensive, the book also includes:
* an overview of the current publishing landscape
* an outline of the path to publishing
* a user-friendly checklist to help you figure out your path
* pros and cons of traditional publishing
* pros and cons of self-publishing
* An eye-opening infographic that'll help you decide
* A "quiz" to streamline your decision-making process
* Additional resources with links to further information
The author is Rachelle Gardner, a literary agent with Books & Such Literary, who works with authors in both traditional and self-publishing. In the publishing industry since 1995, Rachelle's blog (rachellegardner.com/) has been a popular online destination for writers since 2007 with over a million pageviews annually. It has been included in the Writer's Digest 100 Best Blogs for Writers five years in a row.