Calling all writers/publishers/anyone who cares in the slightest out there. I am in a dilemma/conundrum. As some of you know, I have finished the first draft of my novel (YAY). Obviously I am extremely excited about this and can’t wait for the next step…PUBLISHING * jaw drops and uncontrollable giggles*.
I know, I need to be patient. It is not my strong suit. Eh. Anyway, as I “patiently” await for my beta reader copies to get back to me with virtual red ink all over them, I have been researching what publishing route is best for me. OMG. So many different ways you can do this. At least that’s what it feels like. Hence my reaction: “wut.” And I still am unsure.
This is what I’ve learned so far…
+No upfront costs/minimal
+Can get into bookstores which is cool!
+Takes a long time (1.5 years give or take?!)
+If you get an agent, not guaranteed that you will then get published
+Loss of control
+All the control
+Can get it out there quickly
+No help – it’s all on the author
+Not in bookstores (usually)
+Potential for bookstores
+They provide you SOME of the aid a traditional publisher would
+Less expensive than self-publishing
+Some creative control still intact
+Happy medium between traditional and self-publishing
+Still a semi-new concept
+More expensive than traditional
**unsure about the timeline still with Hybrid Publishing**
What do you think? What route did you or would you choose? What are some things you would add to this list?