Publishing is changing fast, and if you’re writing a book, one of the questions you need to ask yourself is whether you want a publisher at all.
You may NOT need a publisher. Today, there are many options for getting your words to readers.
Read this article by Seth Godin, Seth’s Blog: Moving on in which he says he’s leaving traditional publishing, and makes the point:
“… It’s been years since I woke up in the morning saying, ‘I need to write a book, I wonder what it should be about.’ Instead, my mission is to figure out who the audience is, and take them where they want and need to go, in whatever format works, even if it’s not a traditionally published book.”
That point struck me, because I feel the same way.
These days, when I write a book, I know who’ll publish it — I will. 🙂
I don’t mean to imply I’m against traditional publishing. I love books, booksellers, professional editors, and literary agents. I have immense respect for people in publishing. The thought that the traditional publishing model is dying makes me sad, because whatever problems traditional publishing may have, it produces wonderful books.
But… I love my independence. I like getting an idea for an information product, and knowing that I can write it, and sell it, within a week, or two weeks, or a month.
When I think back to the bad old days where I’d get a book idea, research it, write a proposal, shop the proposal around, get an agent, fight with the agent, get a publisher, wait for an editor… then wait some more.. I just feel TIRED. All my energy seeps away.
I like getting an idea, writing it, and selling it. Then on to the next idea. For me, this business model works, it keeps me enthused, and energized.
So, do you want a publisher? Only you know the answer.
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Are you make as much money as you could be making? Chances are that you’re not. There’s no shame in this. Writers often struggle to find their own special niche.
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