Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Opinions Are Like...

Flowers. They're everywhere! And you thought I was going to say something else, didn't you?

So here is what I want to know from everyone out there who writes. Published or unpublished.

What do you think of self-publishing eBooks?

Do you think it is okay? Do you not like people who self-publish? Have you self-published your work and either regretted it or it was the best decision you ever made?

What is the better route? Querying and waiting, getting the rejection and querying again until you are accepted somewhere OR just self-publishing your work as an eBook with a paperback option?

Should you query for a certain amount of time and then if no one accepts your work go the self-publishing route?

I really am looking for some honest feedback on this. Please leave your comments and participate in the poll. I appreciate everyone's opinion but I also don't want this turning into a huge, nasty debate. (Good thing we aren't talking politics or religion, eh?) So play nice!


Bethany Elizabeth said...

I think self-publishing is great! As long as the self-publisher knows the huge amount of work and effort it takes for maybe small results. I would recommend a query effort first, but I think the author can recognize when the time is right. :)

Mel Chesley said...

Thanks for your input, Bethany! I appreciate it. And yes, it is a lot of work for sometimes minimal results.

Jamie Gibbs said...

At the moment I'd recommend the traditional route. The way things are going, though, self publishing through eBook is a fast growing trend, but I don't think it's quite there yet to be a viable option. I see self publishing eBooks are useful for things to compliment an already established body of published work.