My CP and I have been discussing the wide world of publishing lately; including all the different ways you can be published. I know every writer (myself included) wants the ultimate dream; to sign with a big name agent and score a deal with one of the publishers in “the big six” ( Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin, Random House, and Simon & Schuster). But what happens when that dream begins to seem unreachable?
There are lots of other ways to be published. You could choose to go with a small press, or an E-publisher, or even self publish. So what’s an author to do?
That’s a question only you can answer. It depends on your vision of your work, where you want your career to go, how badly you want to be published, etc. I’m not sure how I feel about it myself. I suspect many authors don’t quite know what they think about these issues.
How do you feel about it? What are your views on the world of publishing? Also, I’m thinking of doing a series of posts, each one covering one if these different aspects of publishing. Would you be interested in that? Let me know!