Friday, December 26, 2008

Black Wednesday?

I guess I've been in a black hole without internet service. I was surfing my favorite blogs and catching up yesterday when I came across literary agent Lori Perkin's blog. She posted an article from the New York Times about major changes within the publishing industry. I knew things were bad with the economy and the trickle down effects would cause some negative issues within the industry, but the articles and blog post brought up some valid points about e-publishing.

I've got a few friends and crit partners that are e-pubbed and I've been thinking lately about changing my submission target. I started out targeting Harlequin because I enjoy reading several of the lines they publish. It also helps that they pay advances. But I've been buying e-books to support my friends and crit partners, so I've been surfing a few of the e-pubs and looking through their submission guidelines. At this point though...I need to just sit down and write. See what you think about the articles...

http://agentinthemiddle.blogspot.com/

4 comments:

Sheralle said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Deborah

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Chelle Sandell said...

Welcome, Deborah! Glad you came by! One of my goals for 2009 is to be a better blogger. ;)

Chicki said...

I had considered submitting to e-pubs for a minute then I read about the little bit of money most authors make on them - $225.00 is the average.

The problem with e-books is that you can't promote them in ways that most authors promote paper books. You can't sell them at book fairs, or do signings, or get them in your local library, etc.

I think e-pubbing is good if you just want to see your name in print. JMHO...

Chelle Sandell said...

A friend of mine has two books pubbed with one of the larger e-pubs and made $247 last year. She's pretty frustrated because that's alot of work for a couple hundred bucks. I'm still on the fence.