Here’s a well-stated, strong argument in favor of self-publishing. If you’re new writer, there simply are no good reasons to go with a traditional publishing house. That’s right. Zero. Zip. Nada. self-publish, expressed very well.
I’ve been wracking my brain all damned day about the new dramatics facing Amazon. The more I research indie publishing versus legacy publishing, the more inclined I am to urge fledgling authors to consider publishing independently. I also advise all authors to follow Barry Eisler, one of the most respected traditional to indie published authors I know.
I met Barry on Myspace roughly ten years ago. At the time, I didn’t know who he was-I was just networking and ran across him by chance. I was shocked to find that this NYT Bestseller actually talked openly and directly to me-not something that had ever happened to me before. It was nice, too-talking to a real live human and not a cursory exchange that I would otherwise expect from a famed author.
After I started speaking with him on occasion about writing, I…
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