Friday, September 13, 2013

A Decision To Make...

I was contacted today by Hellfire Publishing, the ones who have published my book, Adversarius. They're going to be closing their doors and of course, this means rights will be reverted back to me.

So now I have a decision to make. Submit again? Or self publish?

I have an opportunity here to also maybe make some changes. But not sure if I want to do that. I know I've gotten a couple of criticisms on my writing, but who doesn't?

Here's where you all come in. I know that, ultimately, the final decision is mine to make. But I would love to get some feedback from you. Here is your chance to tell me what you really think!

Don't be shy, either. I've got a thick skin where my books are concerned. If I didn't, I wouldn't be writing!

So, self publish or resubmit? Tweak or leave it alone?

Ready? Go!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm sorry!
Two people you need to speak with - Carrie Butler and Susan Gourley. Both went through the same thing. If you don't follow them, find their blogs and contact them, telling them the Ninja sent you.

Cheri Chesley said...

You know my feelings. Self publishing really saved my series after the first book debacle. And the freedom! It's so amazing to hire your own editor, formatter, cover artist, and do it on your own.

Cheri Chesley said...

Ok, that was funny. Go Indie. If you hire all those ppl you aren't doing it on your own, are you? ;)

Mel Chesley said...

Alex, I do follow Susan. I'll have to find Carrie, though. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, Mel. Donna K. Weaver's publisher, RHEMELDA, also announced its shutting its doors too.

I am a huge advocate for self-publishing as well as traditional publishing. Take your time, but take control. Even though I have an agent, I will not hesitate to indie publish more CAMELOT tales in the future. It's hard work, but very rewarding, and I've had a lot of success. You have nothing to lose.

Unknown said...

Sorry to hear that, Mel! Given some of the successes I've seen recently with self-published authors (and in the case of Michael J. Sullivan, from what I've read, going self-published was far more successful than being published with a small press), doing it yourself is a pretty good way to go.