Friday, June 29, 2018

Trad, Indie, Hybrid...Which Should I Be? with @Meganslayer #authors #hybrid #indie #traditional #authortalk






So what am I?

Hybrid.

I never thought I'd be a hybrid author. I was determined to go Traditional or nothing, but then a couple of my pubs closed and it was crushing. I thought these were my places to be...and they're gone. So some of my work I opted to self-publish.

It's been nice to have publishers still, but also nice to have print copies I've got control over in my hands. There's nothing like holding your own book in your hands that you helped create. So, I'm still with publishers because I like the safety of being there, but I like having some control over my work, too.

One of the bad things about being a hybrid published author is the cost. When you're with a publisher, they handle the costs. You write, do the edits and get the art, but they pay for it. With self-publishing, you have to foot the bill for that all. It's a push to promote more to recoup what you put into the cost, but it's not easy if you don't have a lot of startup cash.

Still, I like being a little of both. Kind of reminds me of that old Osmonds song...

Here's a little bit about my latest release, Roosters: Innocent & Sweet:

Innocent and Sweet by Megan Slayer
Roosters, Book 1
Changeling Press
Short Story
M/F, New Adult

Anissa Dunn wants one man -- Kameron. He’s got looks, brains and a boatload of attitude… and all that muscle. A girl can only take so much, and he's her heart's desire. She’s not afraid to give as good as she gets and she wants him to be her teacher in all things carnal.
There's only one catch -- he's her bodyguard and the rules state she can't date the staff.
But rules are meant to be broken…

Available from Changeling Press:  https://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=2745
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DVM3N4Q/
Universal Link: https://books2read.com/u/b5rkBA

4 comments:

Maureen said...

I'm thinking of going hybrid for many of the reasons you state. I'm traditionally published but would like to not have to wait so long between books and have a little more control of the process.

Diane Burton said...

So sorry to hear you've been orphaned by your pubs. I'm a hybrid, too. I prefer self-pubbing. I set my own deadlines. Granted, I have to foot the bill for editing and cover design (I can DIY formatting). But, I like having the control. Best wishes on your new venture.

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