Amber Skye Forbes

Writing Words With the Tips of My Toes

Self Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing: The Reader’s Perspective

This is a fantastic post from a reader’s perspective, which we writers need more of.

Jack Woe

The merits of self-publishing vs. traditional-publishing has been discussed at great length in various blogs from the point of view of authors.  Never, or very rarely has this been discussed from the point of view of readers; the people that ultimately buy the books.  This is my attempt to correct that.

This blog is inspired by The Trials of Self-Publishing: Why I Consider It a Last Resort and Eisler on Digital Denial.

Publication Snobbery

When I buy a book, I don’t consider the publisher at all.  Whoever published the book doesn’t matter.  This also means I don’t care if it’s been self-published.  Not one bit.  It does matter how well it’s written and edited — and that there aren’t so glaring grammatical errors I’m not sure what’s being said.

To dispel a myth, traditional publishers offer little protection from any of those points.  True, I can be reasonably sure…

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3 comments on “Self Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing: The Reader’s Perspective

  1. Kristy J. W.
    May 3, 2013

    Reblogged this on A Beginners Writing Journey and commented:
    This post has really good information on self-publishing, very enlightening.

  2. theparasiteguy
    May 4, 2013

    Reblogged this on The parasite guy and commented:
    Very interesting read. If you have self-published or are thinking of self-publishing, then I would recommend taking a look at this.

  3. theparasiteguy
    May 4, 2013

    Thanks for posting this, Amber. I discovered some more great blogs thanks to this 🙂

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