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Sep
20
comment Does self publishing via Amazon or similar services make your book ineligible for later acceptance by a publisher?
Thank you for this answer. I gave the check to another for having some specific examples which seemed more factual, but your points are well taken. In the end, I am still opting to self publish, because the route to self publishing is ultimately faster, and there comes a point where, emotionally, I need to close this project and move on to others. Hunting around for agents and publishers can take months to years, as just waiting for initial responses to find out if they will even speak to you can take weeks to months. In the digital age, publishers move at the speed of a Gutenberg press.
Sep
20
accepted Does self publishing via Amazon or similar services make your book ineligible for later acceptance by a publisher?
Sep
10
accepted What do “p” and “pp” mean in the context of an index?
Sep
10
comment What do “p” and “pp” mean in the context of an index?
@what, was the last paragraph not clear in addressing that concern?
Sep
10
asked What do “p” and “pp” mean in the context of an index?
Jul
20
asked Is there a standard for what should be included in an index?
Jul
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awarded  Curious
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awarded  Yearling
Apr
18
revised Why is distributing an audiobook so much more complicated than POD or eBooks?
Tidied up a typo and some phrasing.
Apr
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asked Why is distributing an audiobook so much more complicated than POD or eBooks?
Apr
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awarded  Scholar
Apr
16
accepted Do acknowledgements have to come after the table of contents?
Apr
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asked Do acknowledgements have to come after the table of contents?
Apr
13
comment Does self publishing via Amazon or similar services make your book ineligible for later acceptance by a publisher?
@Standback, good points, though it must be said that Janet Reid's reputation and livelihood rest on the traditional publishing model, so there is considerable bias there.
Apr
11
asked What are my options for free preview copies if I self publish via online services?
Apr
8
awarded  Critic
Apr
8
comment Does self publishing via Amazon or similar services make your book ineligible for later acceptance by a publisher?
@LaurenIpsum, good to know. Though, if I was making $2 million a year from my writing, I don't know if I'd care too much about publishers. I wonder if there are any instances of publishers taking on self-published writers who had potential, but were not already as wildly successful as that, and the publishers then made a difference. Or, put another way, where publishers weren't merely hitching themselves to an already risen star.
Apr
7
awarded  Editor
Apr
7
revised Does self publishing via Amazon or similar services make your book ineligible for later acceptance by a publisher?
Changed some awkward phrasing.
Apr
6
asked Is there and equivalent of ACX for people outside the US and the UK?