Holly wrote:Why would you want to give an agent 15% of your royalties on an ebook forever? For doing what? "Marketing"? You mean going on twitter and forums and doing guest blogs? Give me a break!
Margo wrote:I actually wouldn't be surprised if some writers felt it was worth the 15% to not have to deal with certain things themselves.
Margo wrote:Margo wrote:I actually wouldn't be surprised if some writers felt it was worth the 15% to not have to deal with certain things themselves.
I must be psychic. A writer just left that very comment. She'd rather give Jessica's company 15% than have to deal with hiring an editor, formatting the ms for the different sites, finding a cover designer, etc. This idea runs counterintuitive to people who are already self-publishing, but I think we're going to be seeing more people coming to self-publishing very reluctantly, people who don't really want to learn to do this themselves or figure out how to hire it out and what the services are really worth. If they want to pay a percentage rather than a one-time-fee...their choice. It's a lot of work, so I can't really blame someone for not wanting to have to learn about writing AND about self-publishing.
Margo wrote:I actually wouldn't be surprised if some writers felt it was worth the 15% to not have to deal with certain things themselves. The website did make it clear, though, that it wasn't 'forever'; it was for a limited and set term.
Holly wrote:Whether you go a traditional route or self-publish, crit partners and/or an editor should still look at your work.
Holly wrote:That's bamboozling naive writers, just my opinion.
Holly wrote: I think a lot of writers lack self-confidence and think they have to go through agencies, etc. or the whole process will lack validity.
Holly wrote:Maybe I'm wrong, but I believe most writers don't have a pile of extra money sitting around.
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