When it comes to books, authors have many options for how they want to connect with readers. The first question to ask is, do you want to be traditionally published or do you want to self publish?
Jane Friedman has a great breakdown of the publishing paths, the value of each route, and things to watch out for. The Porch Swing Chronicles also has a post about being a hybrid author (part traditionally published, part self published), and the pros and cons of each side. And if you’re looking for more information, here is a handy list of links:
- Pubslush. A platform that connects writers with publishers.
- “Rejection Letter Bingo” on Writer’s Digest. Just for fun, and to help with the process.
- “Is the Dream of a Traditional Book Deal Dead?” on GoodeReader. Advice on getting a deal.
- “Two Online Book Creation Tools That Are Worth the Money” on BookWorks. Tools that can help you create your ebooks and sell them.
- “Successful Self Publishing on Amazon” on Create If Writing. Strategies one author used in 2018 to earn four figures a month selling on Amazon.
- “The 2019 Guide to Amazon Fees and Royalties for Kindle eBooks and KDP Print” on Author Imprints. For determining how much to price your books.
- Kindle Comic Creator. For if you decide to self publish comics.
I realize this list is full of links about Amazon, and that there are many other options. To learn more about those, check out my other posts about self publishing.
Last, for fun, Gizmodo has a fun piece called, “Everything You Should Know About the History of Typography.”