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Traditional publishers, independent publishers, and print on demand…oh my!

March 24, 2013

by Shannon Baraclough
In today’s day and age, publishing your book is easier – and harder – than ever before. Well, which is it? It can’t be both. Yes, it can. You can publish your book easily, even if you don’t get picked up by a traditional publisher because of being able to do things on your own. It’s hard to decide, though. Should you try to go the traditional route or is it better to go the route of self-publishing?

There are benefits to all of the options. No matter what you decide, you will be responsible for doing a lot of the marketing. So now you have to decide – should you try to go with a traditional publisher? Should you go with an independent publisher? What in the world is print on demand?

You don’t have to sit on the computer for hours trying to figure out what these options are. You don’t even need to spend thousands of dollars with a consultant to talk it out.

Here’s what you can do. The spring mini-conference for the FWA is being held on April 20th in Altamonte Springs. You will get to attend a number of workshops to help you determine what the best option is. You will get to hear Rik Feeney talk about the benefits of independent publishing and what is involved. You will also be able to meet Ben Hale, who is a Kindle author with over 30,000 copies sold.

With all of these talented individuals available to answer your questions, you can stop stressing about what the best option is for you. Knowledge is power, so absorb the power you need at the conference for only $59 for FWA members (and $79 for non-members).

By the time the conference is over, you will have a better idea as to how you can get your book into the hands of the general public.

For more information and to sign up for the conference, visit


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