What is the 'real'difference between self publishing and Traditional Publishing?
Over the past two years I have read every blog, watched every You Tube post and subscribed to every quality newspaper or magazine about publishing. I now am trying to work out which route is best. Have you been able to answer that question for yourself?
I write because I want to share by telling stories.
My motivation is not money but story telling.
I would prefer to spend all day long sitting behind an old fashioned typrwriter overlooking a gorgeous sea and just tell my stories. I wrote my books and then...
I have to learn the difference betwen a traditional publisher and a vanity publisher, I have to learn about publicising my book, I have to learn about book covers and so I have loved creating my books but have been sinking in a quick sand of jargon and feel as if I am drowning in ignorance. In fact, the more I know, the more I feel I don't know.
All I wanted to do was tell stories and enter competitions but, at the moment I am learning more about publishers and less about my craft.
Have you any success stories on this topic?
Why do you write?
Why do you self publish?
I still feel lulu.com offeres the best all round service when it comes to self publishing. I end up in debates with Create Space fans. Is this your experience?
How do you publicise your work?
Have you found competitions that have led to success in spreading the word about your texts?
Hope you have a fab weekend.