Challenges of Self-Publishing

3 11 2012

What Self-Publishing Can Not Accomplish

Literary agent Janet Reid offered some self-publishing advice on her popular blog, urging aspiring writers to take a realistic view of the indie route.

According to her post, self-published writers need to sell “more than 20,000 copies” to get the attention of traditional publishers these days. These are tough numbers for any kind of author, setting daunting odds new writers. What do you think?

This post is not to dissuade you from self-publishing. Have at it with all your might. BUT be realistic about what self-publishing is, and what it can accomplish. And more important what it can NOT accomplish.

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