Author Topic: Vanity, Vanity, Vanity Turning the Label Around  (Read 1654 times)

Offline ed

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Vanity, Vanity, Vanity Turning the Label Around
« on: August 26, 2012, 11:09:58 AM »
Thought you might be interested in reading this, might help avoid some scams

http://accrispin.blogspot.ca/2012/08/vanity-vanity-turning-label-around.html

Thought this quote was interesting

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A prominent literary agent recently told me that unless an author receives a hefty advance of $100,000 or more most publishers will do virtually no promotion, leaving it to authors to create and exploit their own platforms via social media and networking connections, workshops and webcasts. So when you go the traditional-publishing route, you may well find yourself self-publishing without the benefits of self-publishing.

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Re: Vanity, Vanity, Vanity Turning the Label Around
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2012, 02:25:13 PM »
Yes, very interesting.

This stood out for me:

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The result is this destructive, pointless war of words, in which extreme views--all self-published books are crap written by losers, self-publishing is the One True Path For All Writerkind--too frequently stand in for intelligent discussion.

At the end of the day we all wish our work to reach an audience, so what does it matter which way it's done?

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Re: Vanity, Vanity, Vanity Turning the Label Around
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2012, 05:35:08 PM »
'Legacy publishing', 'Vanity publishing', 'Indie authors', I think I have heard most of the terms used in the arguments between proponents of self pub and traditional, and read most of the arguments too.

You can easily get lost in the whole debate, I know I did for a while, until I read a post by Chuck Wendig, and a wonderful piece of advice, which went something like... 'Don't worry about all the arguments on publishing v self publishing, just get on and write the best book you can.'

So yes, I agree, Daniel, what does it matter which way we publish, as long as we get our best work out there.

Having said that, it is always useful to be aware of the scams.
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