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    Question {DOTW} - If you've already published indie, are you still pursuing traditional routes

    There are many options for an author these days. It is a hole new world of possibilities. However, let's talk Indie v/s Traditional...

    If you've already published indie, are you still pursuing traditional routes as well with other projects?
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    Every now and then I look at traditional publishers and listen to other authors pursuing publishing contracts, and I really can't imagine dealing with traditionally-minded publishers. I am already doing my own self-promotion, and publishers expect all their authors to do that as well. What are they offering relatively unknown authors that I am not already doing?

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    I've stopped too.

    I did talk with the head of the non-fiction dept. from Tyndale who said Purposeful Planning is the Reader's Digest version and he thought I should write the full length version. He also read and marked up my manuscript so I guess I really should do some work on it.

    Somehow there are never enough hours in the day to do it all.

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    Nice that he gave you a markup on it, if it's helpful. "Reader's Digest version" sounds a bit patronizing, though.

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    Here are some links people who are considering jumping from self-published to accepting a publishing contract should consider. http://selfpubauthors.com/2013/03/03...who-bought-it/

    Forbes's take on the situation is here http://www.forbes.com/sites/suwcharm...-refund-email/

    And a follow-up of sorts http://selfpubauthors.com/2013/03/03...iful-disaster/

    This person is not a Christian writer. I don't know anything about her books. But there is a message here for anyone who self-publishes but might consider a publishing contract. BEWARE!

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