Everyone makes decisions in life, which can be as trivial as the color of shirt you are wearing, or as important as the person you marry. When a writer makes the “mistake” of writing about something that is not popular, overused, controversial, or simply not interesting to the publishing house, the hard-working-author has to pay the consequences of it with a high price: rejection.
“Write about what you know”, is probably the most common advice you receive when you are thinking about becoming a writer. In such a competitive field, many writers find themselves facing publishers who won’t take chances with the work of an author who fits into stereotypes like “rebel”, “immature”, “too complicated”, “cliché”, or many others. The publishers can be as subtle by telling you that your work is good, but they don’t make an offer to buy it. They can also come right out and tell you that you’re not good enough, and that you’re not going to make it.
So, this is how the trend to “self-publishing” comes into picture. Self-publishing gives writers the chance to release their work without having someone tell them whether it is good enough for others to read it, and it’s the readers who decide if their work is of their interest or not. Besides, with self-publishing, you, the writer, keep control of how to present your work.
Most people who are new to self-publishing feel it’s a scary, too-new, too-unexplored field, where their work could easily get lost. It can seem like something scary, but good things don’t always come easily. A well-organized marketing plan (ahem…go here) can help you become a successful author. In fact, this new movement is so big, that even huge companies like Amazon are allowing writers to offer their work there.
When you are ready to invest in the services of a professional editor, contact us here at Detroit Ink Publishing! We are ready to work with you!