Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing: Food for Thought

I’m beginning to think I’d be a lot further along in the game of publishing had I taken this route 2 years ago.  Hmmm…what do you think?  Amanda Hocking did it quite successfully, and now Barry Eisler’s about to switch gears and self-publish.

Here are some links to peruse and contemplate.  I’d love to know  if you’d give a self-published romance novel a read even though there’s a certain stigma of inferiority attached to such literary works.

Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing: Which Way Will You Make More Money?

Nathan Bransford says:  “Thanks to Barry’s [Eisler] wonderfully transparent conversation with Joe Konrath, we know he was offered $500,000 for two books, turned it down, and currently plans to (I believe) self-publish his e-books on Amazon with a price around $4.99, or via Smashwords.”

http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2011/03/self-publishing-vs-traditional.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NathanBransford+%28Nathan+Bransford+-+Blog%29


Self-publishing a book: 25 things you need to know by David Carnoy

Mr. Carnoy explains in great detail–easily readable–25 points for those considering the self-publishing route.  Definitely some good food for thought.

http://reviews.cnet.com/self-publishing/


Tools for Secure Self-Publishing

LockLizard is a service that Safeguards PDF Security and stops unauthorized distribution of your PDF documents and files, controls what users can do with them, and how long they can be used.

http://www.locklizard.com/pdf_security.htm?gclid=CNTlxIzZ9qcCFaYSNAoddyXJxg

Seller Tools: Five Ways to Sell your Digital Goods Online

Great article on how to sell your work on your own website or blog.

http://www.ecommerce-guide.com/article.php/3794706/E-Commerce-Tools-Five-Ways-to-Sell-Digital-Goods-Online.htm

Digital Goods Delivery

Sell downloads on your website and/or eBay with PayPal!

http://www.digitalgoodsdelivery.com/index.html

With Payloadz  you can easily upload your PDF, get a buy button and sell your ebook.

https://www.payloadz.com/


How to Publish and Distribute Your Ebook with Smashwords!  It’s fast, easy and FREE!  Publish to the Apple iPad, B&N nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, iPhone and more…  Earn 85% Net at Smashwords, and 60% of List Price from Major Ebook Retailers

http://www.smashwords.com/about/how_to_publish_on_smashwords


Lis’Anne ~ 🙂