Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Insecure Writer's Support Group - August edition
Today I want to talk about publishers. Having just attended the RWA national conference, I had a chance to interact with representatives from a variety of publishers, both traditional print and e-only publishers. The sessions spotlighting each publisher were very informative and interesting, and I feel I learned a lot. However, now that I've had some time to digest all the information, I find I still have a lot of questions.
I have a manuscript ready to shop around, but I'm still not quite sure where to send it. I do know what my career goals are, but I don't know which route to take to achieve them. Strive for traditional publication? Go for e-publication? Self-publish? So many options... Don't get me wrong, I'm grateful to have a choice, but it would be great to have some kind of sign or assurance that I'm making the right decision. Maybe I'll dig my crystal ball out of storage in the hopes of predicting the future of publishing...
What about you? Have you decided how you want to publish your work? What factors influenced your choice?