I'm curious. What are your thoughts on self-publishing. We've all heard the stories about Amanda Hocking and her success self-publishing. And if you haven't you can find her on Wikipedia, check it out. Yes the one who after her self-publishing success found more success with a huge book deal with St. Martins.
Or what about Barry Eisler? He turned down a huge book deal to self-publish! It's all just so confusing. You can do your own on Kindle, or Pubit through Barnes & Noble, then there is Smash Words.
What is the publishing world coming too?
I have spent so long (as long as I can remember) wanting an agent, a big book deal from a big house in NY. And now? What do I want. Can I do better for myself? I'm an unknown. I have heard from a few who are doing pretty good.
But then I talked to a friend who reviews and he has a very low opinion of self-publishing. The books are not as good of quality. And I agree, I've read a few. Some say there are great writers out there who if they didn't self publish their work would be forever lost in the slush pile.
How do you know? I'm waffling, do I really have talent? Am I one of the great writers lost in the pile of slush? Or am I one of those writers who think they can write but in reality, doesn't have a lick of talent.
Okay, readers, writers, everyone I am really interested in your thoughts on self-publishing.