Indie vs. Traditional

The very first blog post I read this morning was THIS by Nathan Bransford, former agent now full-time author.  Wow.  Kind of info overload on the entire controversy surrounding Indie Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing.  I highly suggest you read it.  But be prepared for a long post and a LOT of comments on it. 

This brings up the subject for me of what I am planning on doing with Eden.  I'm only just over a month from being done with it.  While most people have assumed I will publish independently again and my husband thinks I should go that way, that's not what I'm currently planning on doing.  I've been planning on trying the traditional route. 

I feel so torn right now.  What is the right thing to do? 

Decisions are too hard sometimes.


Jenni Merritt said...

Oo I just read that post and am thinking of posting my own thoughts from it... someday. It was a good one though!

As far as Eden goes. I don't think it would hurt to shop it around. See what happens. You might be surprised. And if not, then you know you have the awesome indie community to embrace you. :)

Stacey Wallace Benefiel said...

Give yourself a deadline, say 8 months to get an agent or sell it to Flux or whatever. When I have a deadline I freak out less. :) If you want to try the traditional route you should try the traditional route. Going indie doesn't mean you can't, it means you are in charge of your career.

K. C. Blake said...

I agree that you should try to find an agent for it. Then if nothing happens you can always publish it yourself. I had an agent, lost her, tried to find another. It's been a long, hard road. So I finally decided that self-publishing is better than letting my books sit around doing nothing.

Lindsay N. Currie said...

Keary, I know so many writers who are in your same shoes right now. I wish I had some wisdom to share, but I'm just embarking on the same journey. Best of luck and new follower:)

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