"Hey, Leanne, it's taken you so long to publish a new book have you ever thought of self-publishing?"
"Hey, Leanne, have you published anything recently?"
I began my career as a self-published author. I published fiction and non-fiction for adults. It was a fun experience that challenged and informed me. I'm glad I started that way, but I have no plans to return to this path to publication.
I like the idea of joining a team of professionals.
(meaning, I don't want to assemble a team)
I don't like the idea of shelling out money in order to be published--especially when there's no guarantee I will earn it all back.
A book could be a must-read but if no one knows about it it won't become a best-seller.
Successful self-publishing, in my opinion, relies on deep pockets and a big name. I have neither. And so I seek to team-up with a recognized and trusted name publisher.
Please don't get me wrong. I'm not cautioning you against self-publishing. If it makes sense to you I say go for it. It doesn't make sense to me so I won't.
The downside you'll have to wait a long time to read my next book. (estimation: about two years after I sign a contract). In the meantime, I hope you will continue to read this blog. Thank you for your interest and for supporting my author journey.
I'll share a slice of life from my days as a knitwear designer.
Sharing my author journey...