The other day I met a guy who told me he had an idea for a book, but there was no way he was going to self publish it.
He was vehemently against the idea.
I self-published two books before my first traditionally published book, so I asked him why he didn’t want to self publish. His concern boiled down to a fear that readers wouldn’t take the book seriously if it was self published.
If that’s a fear you have about self publishing, let me give you a really simple task:
1. Ask your friends what their favorite books are.
2. Ask them who published those books.
3. Giggle at yourself for how silly it is to think people only buy books from certain publishers.
There are a lot of reasons traditional publishers are still awesome. (Despite what all the hype about self publishing might say.) There are lot of reasons self publishing is awesome.
Make your decision based on the reasons that make the most sense for you, not the fear that people won’t take your book seriously if it is self published.
What are your favorite books?