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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Chat Transcript 9/4/2010: Traditional vs Self-Publishing

Feature | Block WritersMovement @AuthoressKimani you too! #writersmovement -7:03 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block AuthoressKimani @WritersMovement Enjoy your holiday weekend, everyone #writersmovement -7:02 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block AuthoressKimani @WritersMovement After you get people to actually pick up your book it's the way the story is told #writersmovement -7:02 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block AuthoressKimani @WritersMovement The cover design would be the 1st thing to make your work stand out. #writersmovement -7:01 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement Good chat, even though I wasn't prepared bcuz those crab legs had me in another place ;-)..... Enjoy your weekend folks! #writersmovement -7:00 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block AuthoressKimani RT @WritersMovement: so the bottom line is the choice between traditional publishing and #selfpublishing depends on YOUR personal goals #writersmovement -7:00 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @WritersMovement Be original and put be willing to put in the work to make urself stand out. Connect w/ur fans. #writersmovement -6:58 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement so the bottom line is the choice between traditional publishing and #selfpublishing depends on YOUR personal goals #writersmovement -6:57 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement Keep in mind that consumers don't care who #published your #book! They care about the content and its curb appeal. #writersmovement -6:56 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement RT @AuthoressKimani: I would say traditional publishing would make it "easier" but thats because of the politics behind it #writersmovement -6:55 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement RT @maddwriter: But, if a book is good, its going to get noticed regardless. <---- cosign #writersmovement -6:54 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @maddwriter with so many self-pubbed authors now, what can you do to make your work stand out from the others? #writersmovement -6:54 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block AuthoressKimani RT @maddwriter: With social media it's a lot easier for an author to spread the word about their work now. #writersmovement> #Truth -6:54 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block AuthoressKimani @WritersMovement I would say traditional publishing would make it "easier" but that's because of the politics behind it #writersmovement -6:53 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter But, if a book is good, it's going to get noticed regardless. #writersmovement -6:53 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter With social media it's a lot easier for an author to spread the word about their work now. #writersmovement -6:52 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @WritersMovement I would say the self pub route because the author is more in control of their success, but that's just me. #writersmovement -6:51 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement *self pub route #writersmovement -6:50 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement every writer dreams of becoming a best seller..does that dream seem more feasible with the trade or pub route? #writersmovement -6:50 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @AuthoressKimani Oh I definitely agree with you. To me it seems like writing is now a fad & no longer an art <--- cosign. #writersmovement -6:49 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block AuthoressKimani @authordlsparks Oh yes. I agree. They both have their ups and downs respectfully #WritersMovement -6:47 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement RT @authordlsparks: @AuthoressKimani I think theyre both equally hard, just in different ways. <---- very much so #writersmovement -6:47 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block AuthoressKimani @WritersMovement Oh I definitely agree with you. To me it seems like writing is now a fad & no longer an art #writersmovement -6:46 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @WritersMovement Most definitely I would but NOT if it involed changing anything about #HUB or how I put them out. #writersmovement -6:45 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block authordlsparks @AuthoressKimani I think they're both equally hard, just in different ways. #writersmovement -6:45 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @AuthoressKimani i agree.... but not everyone that is trade published are good writers also. am i wrong? #writersmovement -6:44 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block AuthoressKimani @WritersMovement And some feel that it's the "lazy" way out instead of putting your all into being chosen by a pub house #writersmovement -6:42 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @maddwriter if a trade publisher wants to sign you after reviewing hub 1 & 2, would you go that route? #writersmovement -6:41 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block AuthoressKimani @WritersMovement ...whether they have the talent to write or not #writersmovement -6:41 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @WritersMovement I think they think that because, technically, anyone can self-publish. #writersmovement -6:41 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block AuthoressKimani @WritersMovement I think it's because self-publishing opened up the gate for EVERYBODY to release a book... #writersmovement -6:41 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @authordlsparks got cha! #writersmovement -6:39 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement I've read several times that self-publishing has less status with some people...why do you think that is? #writersmovement -6:39 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block authordlsparks @WritersMovement I always knew i wanted an agent, so I guess it wasn't really "choice" as it was a "step" for me #writersmovement -6:39 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @AuthoressKimani I'm not sure. They prob would have wanted the more trad book instead of small broken down volumes. #writersmovement -6:36 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block AuthoressKimani @maddwriter What about #HUB do you think a traditional publishing house would have changed if you went with one? #writersmovement -6:35 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @authordlsparks what made you choose the trade route over self-publishing? #writersmovement -6:35 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block authordlsparks @AuthoressKimani Pretty much free reign. I always keep in my the image of myself and my house when lookn for ways to market #writersmovement -6:34 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block AuthoressKimani @authordlsparks Are there guidelines/restrictions on what kind of marketing you can do or do you have free reign? #writersmovement -6:33 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @AuthoressKimani Hey! good to see u here. #writersmovement -6:31 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @AuthoressKimani hello ;-) #writersmovement -6:30 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block AuthoressKimani @maddwriter Thanks & hello everyone. #writersmovement -6:30 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block authordlsparks I am responsible for probably 80% of my own marketing. #writersmovement -6:29 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block authordlsparks I don't like being immersed in the "business" end of it....takes the passion out of it for me. Makes it more of a labor #writersmovement -6:28 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @AuthoressKimani Being traditionally published, how much of your own marketing do you do? <--- good question. #writersmovement -6:27 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @authordlsparks When you say that traditional fits ur writing personality what exactly do you mean by that? #writersmovement -6:26 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block AuthoressKimani @authordlsparks Being traditionally published, how much of your own marketing do you do? #writersmovement -6:26 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block authordlsparks @WritersMovement yeah, my agent is VERY good about speaking up and supporting my concerns. #writersmovement -6:25 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @authordlsparks so were you able to still maintain a high % of "say so" with your work? #writersmovement -6:24 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block authordlsparks @maddwriter I'm actually pleased with my agent and my house up to this point. Traditional fits my writing "personality" #writersmovement -6:23 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block authordlsparks I have been blessed with good and helpful editors. Their red marks come with "direction" @WritersMovement @maddwriter #writersmovement -6:23 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @authordlsparks self publishing in the near future? #writersmovement -6:22 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @authordlsparks thats good to know....so what has your experience been like so far a trade pubbed? would you ever consider #writersmovement -6:22 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @authordlsparks Do you have any regrets going the traditional route or are you happy with it? #writersmovement -6:22 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @authordlsparks @maddwriter....so wrong lol #writersmovement -6:21 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block authordlsparks @WritersMovement @maddwriter I am traditional published, I guess it depends on the editor. #HUB #writersmovement -6:21 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @maddwriter .....at a publishing house rips that manuscript into unrecognizable shreds #writersmovement -6:20 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @authordlsparks Didn't miss anything due to someone being late *cough*TIFFANIE*cough* LOL #writersmovement -6:20 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @maddwriter true because Often an author's joy at selling a manuscript turns into despair when an over-zealous editor.... #writersmovement -6:20 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter I don't think I would have the same freedom with #HUB that I would have if I was with a traditional publisher. #writersmovement -6:18 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block authordlsparks @maddwriter @WritersMovement What'd I miss? #writersmovement -6:18 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @authordlsparks Hey! Glad you could make it. *waves back* #writersmovement -6:16 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @authordlsparks hey lady.....thanks for coming #writersmovement -6:16 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @WritersMovement I would say having control of ur manuscript and quick turnaround are the most important to me. #writersmovement -6:16 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block authordlsparks *waving* hey all @WritersMovement #writersmovement -6:15 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @maddwriter its cool....everyone is probably hanging with fam stuffing their faces anyone...I sure was ;-) #writersmovement -6:15 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement OR are control of your manuscript and quick turnaround most important #writersmovement -6:14 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement Is it better to play the waiting game in order to earn a large advance from a traditional publisher? #writersmovement -6:14 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @WritersMovement sucks that it's just us two. #writersmovement -6:13 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement seems like it'll just be us 2 tonight....since its a holiday weekend we can keep it short. so.... #writersmovement -6:12 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @WritersMovement I seen that I had an email from you. Glad you like it. Tried to up the ante on volume 2. #writersmovement -6:09 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement okay, so todays topic is about traditional vs self-publishing... the pros and cons for each... #writersmovement -6:08 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @maddwriter dont do that.... BTW, Im done editing #HUB2... you got another hit on your hands son #writersmovement -6:07 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @WritersMovement I was eating some good ole crab legs, stretched out on the couch and forgot about chat! <--- smh #writersmovement -6:06 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement I was eating some good ole crab legs, stretched out on the couch and forgot about chat! #writersmovement -6:05 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @maddwriter I made it lol #writersmovement -6:05 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter So what's going on everyone? #writersmovement -6:04 PM Sep 4th, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter #editing #DIVA by @authortiffanie #writersmovement -5:48 PM Sep 4th, 2010

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