Tag: traditional publishing

Author Platform Defined – And Why You Need One Even if You Self-Publish

Author Platform Defined – And Why You Need One Even if You Self-Publish

Perhaps you’ve heard the term author platform bandied about at writer’s conferences, or in writing or publishing guides you’ve read, but you’re scratching your head as to a) what it is, and b) why it’s apparently so important to have in order to sell books. An author platform simply means that you have an audience—a […]

Teleseminar: Phil Simon on The Pros and Cons of Traditional and Self-Publishing

Teleseminar: Phil Simon on The Pros and Cons of Traditional and Self-Publishing

Event Date: January 14, 2015 | Time: 10AM PST / 1PM EST Phil Simon joins us to discuss the pros and cons of traditional and self-publishing. Phil is a frequent keynote speaker and recognized technology authority. He is the award-winning author of seven management books that don’t suck, most recently The Visual Organization. Phil also runs […]

Traditional Publishing Myth: Your Book Will Be Published Exactly as It Was Written

Traditional Publishing Myth: Your Book Will Be Published Exactly as It Was Written

As you may know, I’ve written books using both “sides” of the publishing business—traditional and self-published. Though there are advantages and disadvantages to both, one of the most distressing aspects of publishing a book through the traditional route is giving up creative ownership of your book’s title, concept—even text! Before you make your final decision […]

Traditional Publishing vs. Self-Publishing—Pros and Cons

Traditional Publishing vs. Self-Publishing—Pros and Cons

To self-publish or traditionally publish? That is the question—or at least a question I hear a lot! The world of publishing can sometimes feel complex because the options and costs/benefits are constantly evolving. What’s best for a particular author can often depend on several different factors, including the book’s genre, the author’s name/brand recognition, and […]