Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Authors beware- Good article on ncwriters.org

I am happy to see Charles Fiore of the North Carolina Writers' Network address the problems that often occur when authors seek to publish books independently, that is on their own instead of submitting to a traditional publisher and having them take care of the editing and printing, etc.

Of course, it takes longer to submit your manuscript to publishers and you might receive more rejections than you'd  like. In fact you might give up after a few and say to yourself and anyone else in earshot, "I'll publish this book myself."

But as Charles points out, it is a dog-eat-dog world and people want to make money. So authors beware and be careful.  Like the woman in this article, you could agree to spend thousands of dollars and receive very little in return.

We will talk more about this subject in my publishing class on July 23. See www.glendacouncilbeall.com for information on registering for this class in Murphy, NC.


2 comments:

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Thanks for calling our attention to the article Charles wrote concerning self-publishing books. I will read this article and glad he shared this information with us.

Glenda Beall said...

Charles does a great job on writing for the NCWN blog, Brenda Kay. I try to check in there often to see what is new in the big wide literary world.