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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

IWSG: Publishing Path

It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! founded by Alex J. Cavanaugh. Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs. You can also join us on twitter using the hashtag #IWSG, or on the Facebook page.

Now, IWSG hosts have changed up the format in an effort to make it more fun and interactive.Every month, they will announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say. 

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SEPTEMBER QUESTION: What publishing path are you considering/did you take, and why?

MY ANSWER: I've used a combination of paths. I think most authors do now. I've enjoyed different approaches at different times, and I think this is necessary depending on the goal for each individual project. If you're confused about the options, and want to know more about how to choose the right direction for your own work, check out this helpful post by Jane Friedman: The Key Book Publishing Paths for 2018

What path(s) have you chosen? Best of luck on your own projects!


T. Powell Coltrin said...

I always vow to get busy with publishing each new year, sending out to traditional or self pub, but then I back slowly away. I need therapy. :)


Crystal Collier said...

LOL! I'm with T. Powell. Actually, this is a familiar process for me. We're home schoolers. It took me about ten years to admit that fact, and that only after a decade of work and results. We're constantly choosing our path, eh? Here's to claiming either title and loving the journey!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's cool Jane outlined the paths currently available. Combinations are good as hybrid authors do very well.

Chrys Fey said...

That's whats so great about the advances in publishing, that there are options and authors can try both.

Liza said...

Thank you for the link!

Yolanda Renée said...

I agree and different paths are fine, using several options is a sure way to success, and learning the ropes of publishing is never a bad thing. At least that's what I keep telling myself! :)