Prepublishing, Traditional

Vanity Publishers: A Quick Guide to Identify

Vanity publishers prey on the impatient, the lost, and the overwhelmed. They look for writers who don’t know what is standard, they use flowery words and “important" phrases to capture the “I can’t wait,” and they promise to do all the heavy lifting. It looks good. It looks promising. Until you peel back the plastic and discover… Continue reading Vanity Publishers: A Quick Guide to Identify

Prepublishing, Traditional

Indie? Indie Press? Are They the Same Thing?

For the novice, indie and indie press/publishing company can sound like the same thing. It's easy enough to confuse two things that share part of the same name. But they aren't the same thing. This quick post is to tell you the short facts about the two. Indie Indie is used by many in the… Continue reading Indie? Indie Press? Are They the Same Thing?

Prepublishing, Traditional

Indie Publishing Companies? Improper Terminology

Indie Publishing Companies are not a thing. Before you argue, if you are indie/self-published, you are the company. I think many don't know how the proper terms, and it tends to self-perpetuate a misunderstanding. A publisher is a company that handles all the steps (traditional) or some of the steps (hybrid). If you're indie, you're… Continue reading Indie Publishing Companies? Improper Terminology

Prepublishing, Traditional

Pros and Cons of Traditional Publishing

Like most things in life, traditional publishing comes with its own list of pros and cons. For many of us, there is nothing more than being traditionally published that keeps us in our seats writing, and for a vast majority of people I know, they can't decide. Traditional publication is a long process. It takes… Continue reading Pros and Cons of Traditional Publishing