Thursday, February 12, 2009

Authors find alternatives to traditional publishing

Writers struggling to find a publisher are taking the high-tech, grass-roots approach. Snubbed by traditional publishers, these authors are turning to podcasts to find new audiences.

Authors utilizing new media will often tell you that not many people have actually read their works. How many have listened to them, though, is a different story.

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Andre said...

While I think authors are considerably innovative in finding new outlets, I hate that they have to. It's almost criminal for Paris Hilton, Karrine Steffans, and Ann Coulter to get media validation while people with responsible, prophetic, and sensible platforms don't even get a callback. Speaks to the kind of audiences there are, I suppose.

Deb S. said...

Andre: It is what it is. Face it, Hilton, Steffans, and Coulter have an audience. A lot of publishing business is about marketing, perseverance, and pure luck.

I think it's great that authors are looking at alternative options. Obviously, podcasting works for some. Others choose self-publishing or e-books.

I recommend that novice authors do their research on alternative publishing methods. There are a lot of companies out there who fleece new authors.