Self Publishing VS Traditional: Let’s Move On

No seriously, let’s get over this thought that there is only “one true way” and if you “insert way of publishing here” you’re a loser who will never amount to anything. That was SO 2015.

I really thought we were making progress, since I hadn’t seen any scathing articles about traditional or self publishing in a while. I thought, “Gee, maybe people are finally realizing that there is no¬†one-size-fits-all solution and every writer is different”.

And then ANOTHER article came out. You may know the one I’m talking about, it’s been doing the rounds lately, circulating. In this article the author basically claims that you’re going to be broke and unhappy if you go the traditional publishing route, but that she would NEVER EVER self publish because that’s for hacks (essentially, I’m summing up here).

Not only is it depressing for writers thinking about going EITHER route (seriously, what a downer) it’s a return to the same backwards thinking that was so prevalent over the past few years.

At first I was all, “Ugh, I give up.”

 

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But then I decided I’d do something better than sulk and angrily eat all the contents of my snack cupboard.

So I put on my ranty pants and made a video. YOU’RE WELCOME.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8 Responses to Self Publishing VS Traditional: Let’s Move On

  1. I totally agree with you Erin. What is wrong with us we can’t seem to stop asking?

    • E Latimer

      I think the stigma is still there in the minds of people who haven’t done enough research, mainly into self publishing. If they even looked around for a short while they’d see there are lots of self pubbers making a living.

  2. James

    Erin, I know this newsletter and you will survive and come out the champions. All changes take time to get use to. I love your style grace and well thought out style of writing.

  3. Samantha McGrath

    Thanks for your article and your video, I really enjoyed it! I understand what you’re saying and agree 100%!
    Crazy sandbox lady has no clue!

  4. I have only self-published one book, so I can only speak for that. It’s great. I loved it and am still loving it.
    Can’t compare otherwise, but I love the simplicity and straightforwardness.
    By the way, I haven’t been to Brazil but I’ve been to Europe numerous times. And still I want to go to all of them, all of them, including the Moon!

    • Well the moon sounds exciting! haha. I’ve self/indie one so far as well and happen to think it’s great! I’m also going for traditional publishing, since I don’t see why I wouldn’t utilize both =)

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