I just read a wonderful blog about self-publishing. Here’s the link: http://donnakoppelman.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-risk-of-self-publishing-and-great.html
Many fiction authors do not have any form of delayed gratification when it comes to their own work and the end goal becomes publication rather than excellence. It saddens me, because the story may be great, but the delivery is so poor that the book will fall through the cracks.
I have yet to read a self-published book that matches the quality of a traditionally published one. I am not saying they aren’t out there, I just think they are like finding a needle in a haystack at this point.
But, if you care to differ, or have a project you’d like to challenge me with, I would love to read your book that you self-published. The day may come when I decide to self-publish my own books, but I will not release them to the public until I have scrutinized them to the point of perfection. Only when I feel that my writing and story have reached a level equal to a novel like The Hunger Games will I spend the money to publish and market my own work.
And today, my stuff is nowhere near ready!
Post your thoughts or comments. Would love some feedback…