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Is Traditional Publishing All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

cat on skateboardI feel like I have a split personality — To indie pub or to go traditional, that is the question.

In fact, it’s a question I often ask myself. Like A LOT. Could I do it? Would it help my career? Would I learn more about my craft? I wish I had a crystal ball.

Minus some scrying skills, I just waffle around like a drunk cat on a skate board. As I griped to my published friends about it, one asked, “Why not do both?” Hoo, boy. A third option was not what I needed. Can you say, “double the writing?”

Being a hybrid (as they call it) means three for me and three for you, which sounds pretty daunting. What if disaster strikes and I can’t keep up?

Then as not coincidence would have it, I found a podcast on indie pubbing that lead me to an article about this very topic.

Dean Wesley Smith

“For me, there is no chance in hell I would ever even send a novel to a traditional publisher as long as the publishing landscape is what it is at the moment.”

Well, dang. Guess I’ll stay on that skateboard a while longer.