Blog Posts - Traditional Publishing



New Year’s Resolutions from a Very Successful Author

This will be the 35th post I’ve done that relates in some way to Joe Konrath. He was very successful when he used a recognized publisher and he became even more successful when he went Indie. And, if I can offer an idea for a writer’s New...
by Notes from An Alien on Dec 19, 2016

The Largest Book Publishers ~ 2016

As far as publishing goes, regular readers of this blog know I lean toward Self-Publishing; but, I don’t completely abhor Traditional Publishing…  If you go to those last two links, you’ll find 151 posts at Self-Publishing and 41 p...
by Notes from An Alien on Aug 29, 2016

“Looking for Truth in Time of Hype” ~ Are Writers Doomed?

Three things before I get fully underway with this post: This is a link to posts on this blog by or about Roz Morris… This is a link to posts on this blog by or about Mark Coker…  This is a link to posts on this blog by or about Porter A...
by Notes from An Alien on Jul 20, 2016

Lots of the News About #Publishing Is Dead Wrong

What? The news not telling us the truth?? Well, that just can’t be true! ~~~ I certainly hope you can detect my irony… ~~~ Nearly all the news (as far as I can tell) has an agenda, pulls a few punches, caters to money or influence or spec...
by Notes from An Alien on Jun 13, 2016

A Few More Reasons to Consider #SelfPublishing

This will make the 148th post I’ve done about “Self-Publishing”. To see all the others, find the word in the Top Tags widget (down a bit in the left side-bar…)—you’ll see this post there, too, since I’ve tag...
by Notes from An Alien on Jun 6, 2016

Author Interview ~ Alicia J. Britton

Today’s post makes 72 Author Interviews and 10 Wattpad Author Interviews on this blog. I’ve been waiting quite awhile for Alicia’s busy life to calm enough for this interview and I’m exceptionally eager to begin. One thing, th...
by Notes from An Alien on Jun 1, 2016

#Authorship and #Publishing ~ “Tell Me I’m Pretty”

Should authors decide how their book should be promoted? Are the agents and editors of traditional publishing (and their industry cohorts) the only people on the planet who know what’s best for an author? To begin to answer those questions, I...
by Notes from An Alien on May 18, 2016

What’s The Real Cost of #SelfPublishing?

More and more writers are looking at self-publishing as a viable alternative to the aging and unresponsive traditional path. And, if you really want to go deep into this new way of getting books to readers (and its many ways of being described) you c...
by Notes from An Alien on Apr 29, 2016

What’s Wrong with #Selfpublishing ?

Three years ago I wrote what I consider my most important post; and, that’s most important out of 1,400-some posts…  It’s called, What About All The Authors Whose Books Don’t Sell Very Many Copies? One of the main points in the...
by Notes from An Alien on Mar 30, 2016

How Close to Insanity Is the Traditional Publishing Industry?

As of this writing, I have 11 posts about Traditional Publishers <— that link includes this post…  But, I also have 33 posts about Traditional Publishing—see the Top Tags widget, down a bit in the left side-bar, for other Fine...
by Notes from An Alien on Mar 9, 2016

What Happens to a Book After It’s Published?

To answer the question in the title of today’s post, I need to first bring up the differences between Traditional Publishing and Self-Publishing <— there, I brought them up with those links :-) And, I shouldn’t ignore the common...
by Notes from An Alien on Jan 18, 2016

Should Rejection by a Publisher Be Praised ?

Traditional Publishing demands an author find an agent (some strangely lucky folk avoid this)—said agent to deal with various publishers and secure a contract for the author’s work. Needless to say (?) — Traditional Publishing rejec...
by Notes from An Alien on Nov 20, 2015

The Latest Attack (Not Mine) On Self-Publishing by Bob Bly

In a post on goodereader.com, Michael Kozlowski makes an impassioned defense of traditional publishing while attacking self-publishing. “Thousands of authors every year get in touch with me and ask how they should go about getting their books p...
by Internet Mastery Center Blog on Sep 2, 2015

Another Good Reason to Avoid Traditional Publishing

With this post, I’ve written 29 articles dealing with what’s called Traditional Publishing. For those who haven’t had to find out about different types of publishing, “traditional” involves finding an agent (who usually...
by Notes from An Alien on Aug 19, 2015

When Self-Publishing Is The Way To Go by Bob Bly

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article here extolling the virtues and advantages of having your book published by a real publishing house vs. self-publishing. This prompted subscriber LP to write, “Just wondering if there is ever a time or situati...
by Internet Mastery Center Blog on May 29, 2015

7 Reasons Not To Self-Publish by Bob Bly

In a Facebook discussion on the relative merits of traditional publishing vs. self-publishing, MH writes: “The only reason I could think of someone wanting to publish a non-fiction business book via a traditional publisher would be access to re...
by Internet Mastery Center Blog on Apr 28, 2015

Which Is Better: Mainstream Publishing Or Self-Publishing? by Bob Bly

Despite what you may think, I would never say that traditional publishing is inherently superior to self-publishing. What I do say is that I personally prefer traditional publishing to self-publishing both as an author and a reader for several reason...
by Internet Mastery Center Blog on Nov 22, 2014

Book Shelf-Life ~ Physical & Digital

Last July, I wrote: “Do you think readers care if a book is traditionally published, as long as they like it? “Do you think authors who want to write for a living care about the ‘prestige’ of landing a traditional deal? “...
by Notes from An Alien on Nov 11, 2014

The facts about Self-Publishing a novel

      Hoax of Self PublishingAn author is born of suffering. How someone can become an author unless society has grilled him in all possible ways, sucked off all the marrow and threw wastages to be chewed by dogs. If somethin...
by Author's Diction on Oct 28, 2014

To Agree or Not to Agree: Simon & Schuster Just Did

With so much attention recently given to the Amazon and Hachette dispute over their on going contract negotiations, Tuesday's news that big five publisher Simon & Schuster had agreed a deal with the Amazon came as something of a surprise to m...


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