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