This past week, I did a four part story about why I decided to sign my already successful self-published book to a traditional deal. The four parts of that series are below.
- Why I originally self-published my now traditionally published book
- Disadvantages of Self-Publishing: Piracy, copyright & having to be the bad guy
- Disadvantages of Self-Publishing: Being your own publisher is a lot of work
- Disadvantages of Self-Publishing: prejudice and the stigma of being your own publisher
In the meantime, the New York Times has a story on this very topic about one of the most successful self-published authors of all time and why she opted for a traditional deal after millions of dollars of self-publishing success.
I think it’s interesting that she touches on a lot of the same issues I brought up. I guess it just goes to show that, no matter the scale of success, most of us authors have the same concerns.
By JULIE BOSMAN
If any writer proved that modern self-publishing could be a pretty sweet deal, it was Amanda Hocking.
In the past year Ms. Hocking, a 26-year-old from Minnesota, became an indie heroine in the literary world for publishing nine books that sold a total of more than one million copies, nearly all of them in e-book form, earning almost $2 million for her efforts.
- E-Book Author Parlays DIY Success Into Major Deal (abcnews.go.com)
- Media Decoder: Self-Publisher Signs Four-Book Deal With St. Martin’s (mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Self-published writer Amanda Hocking signs seven-figure four-book publishing deal (teleread.com)
- Amanda Hocking: Sell out or saviour? (saffinadesforges.wordpress.com)