Today, Stephanie Morrill, co-leader of Go Teen Writers (an online blog and community dedicated to well, helping teen writers) and author of The Revised Life of Ellie Sweet, posted about the option of self-publishing for teen authors. It's an attractive prospect: we keep full control and can get published quickly (well, after the manuscript is fully polished and that can take a while, but afterwards? After we have our winning manuscript, we can fast-track it if we want to, an option not usually available through traditional publishing).
However, there are drawbacks, as well. A few examples are:
I'd been on the fence for a long time, but I finally decided to polish my manuscript (still in the process with a long way to go) and query for a while (I have a whole submission plan already). If I don't get anything, then I'll self-publish.
I recommend that everyone hop over to the GTW blog and read the post and the different criteria (or at least salient thinking points), I found it very helpful. Here's the original post.
That's my plan, what do other people think?
I'm a self-published author (because being a college student wasn't hard enough!) and spend most of my time doing homework. I write YA multi-genre fiction for young adults or the young at heart. I love NCIS, BBC's Sherlock,
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