Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Just dropped by...

I know what I said... I am spending less time here. I still want to scan the topics of the agents blogs to keep an eye out for things of particular interest to me. I save them for future reference. Remember my lesson on MS One Note? Well, scroll back... I don't have time to link.

Anyway, I recently posted on the topic of self-publishing, and, to be balanced, (especially since I have no personal experience) I wanted to share this link with you, to allow for the other side of the story...

Eric, at Pimp My Novel, posted this article today: Self-publishing: Great Idea... or Worst Idea Ever? In this post he talks about statistics, and the reasons, pro and con, for self-publishing.

If you are serious about writing, I do encourage you, as I have in the past, to follow many of these agents' and editors' blogs. They are an ocean of advice, free for the taking! Check my sidebar for some of the ones I follow, plus there are more listed on my profile page.

The series on self-publishing by Morgan Mandel is very helpful to anyone choosing that route. I tried posting her links in that post; but, for some unknown e-reason, blogger wasn't cooperating that day, and I had to delete them. If you would like to read more from her, here (hopefully) are her links:

Morgan Mandel
http://www.morganmandel.com
http://choiceonepublishing.com
http://morganmandel.blogspot.com

3 comments:

Jody Hedlund said...

What would we do without agent blogs? I'd be so lost about what's going on in the industry and how best to get a foot in the traditional publishing door. Thanks for the link to the self-publishing article. It's always fascinating to hear what other people think about going that route!

Stephanie Faris said...

Thanks for the links. Yes, I wish I'd had agent blogs to rely on back when I was starting out in the 90s. At that time all we had were fellow authors posting to e-mail loops and whatever we could learn from writing conferences and RWA chapter meetings.

Lazy Writer said...

Thanks for the links, Lily! I wanted to hear about the other side. I've heard it before, but I'm always curious about the pros and cons of self-publishing.