Friday, October 22, 2010

Erasing the Stigma of Self-Publishing

If you read this blog, you know all about the stigma of self-publishing. I won't waste your time rehashing the debate. We know that there are gems in the indie publishing world and we like to dig them up. Every so often, one of the traditional publishing companies realizes that they're out there too and snatches them up.

Really. It happens.

For instance, Kristen Tsetsi had two books picked up by an undisclosed publisher. Kristen's novel, Homefront was one of those two books and it was reviewed here by Podler three years ago.

Good things come to those who persevere. Congratulations, Kristen!


Samuel L. Lytle said...

I think traditional publishing is skittish right now because they don't know what is happening to the industry. It is difficult for them to invest in a book when they don't know if printed books will still be popular in 5 or 10 years. I think it will take a few more years for them to figure out how to spend their money in a good balance between print and ebooks. When this happens, it (hopefully) will be easier for new authors to get noticed because we have done half of the work already.

Samuel L. Lytle

Anonymous said...

Thank you, PODler. :)It's been a while since I've been here - now that I am, I'm reminded to add your blog to my links list.