Ok, writers of the world, I’m about to get my manuscript for my first novel back from the editor, and then the next step begins.
Should I self-publish or try my luck at the traditional route? I’ve read so many articles and blog posts on the pros and cons of both but still can’t decide.
Deep down, I want to know if my writing is good enough for the traditional route (is that even fair to say?). I’ve even found a company that takes on clients (if you’re accepted) and shops your work around to find you a literary agent. You can check them out here–Writer’s Relief.
However, this obviously costs money, and like all starving artists, money isn’t just lying around. So, should I skip the trials of the traditional route and dive headfirst into self-publishing?
Anyway, I got to wondering what all my fellow authors out there on the interweb had to say about this subject. If you’ve self-published before, what company did you use? Were you satisfied with them? What do you know now you wish you’d known before?
Any advice is much appreciated, and if you’ve recently published a book, drop me a link. I would love to hear your publishing journey story and read your masterpiece.