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When we look at all the places we could shop for a book thirty years ago the choices were slim. Today, because of all the different formats of books there are hundreds of places to shop for books. Which, in my opinion, is a good thing. This only creates better opportunities for authors getting their books into hands around the world. Here are the most go to places for self-published and even traditional published authors to have their books sold at:

 

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https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/flight-of-the-raven-8

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https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/flight-of-the-raven-j-r-wilson/1127745179?ean=2940154965856

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https://play.playster.com/books/10009781546870623/flight-of-the-raven-j-r-wilson

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https://www.overdrive.com/media/3737358/flight-of-the-raven

This list doesn’t stop here. The library and schools have books that readers can find. Even publishers sell their books on their websites. There are thousands of bookstores around the world. And people even sell books on eBay and other sites where you might not get the newest edition but maybe a bargain of a find. What is your favorite place to shop? Which format of books do you like- digital or physical? And finally, where do you think your book has sold the best?

Happy book hunting!

 

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Source: Getting to the Top of the Charts on Amazon Kindle

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Another look at whether self-publishing or the traditional route is best for authors.  The debate will go on.

 

Should Children’s Book Authors Self-Publish? | Jane Friedman.

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In  previous posts I have discussed the pros and cons of traditional publishing versus self-publishing.  Here is an update to help clarify any misconceptions about the topic.

One route is DIY for tech savvy people.  The other is for royalty, where the butler waits on you hand and foot.  I would rather have the butler, but we all cannot be born with a silver spoon in our mouths.  DIY also costs money and time.  With traditional, if you are picked up, you could see an advance.  The down side to traditional is you could spend years in the rejection zone.

A pro for DIY is you keep the creative rights of your book.  With all the different companies to help you publish your dream book it seems easier now to see your book in print.  Another pro for DIY authors is that some publishers (Penguin) picks up indie authors to publish.

The list goes on and on with both sides.

If you cannot decide which route is best for you then check out some tips below.  This article was first published on Forbes.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/juliapimsleur/2014/11/04/traditional-publishing-vs-self-publishing/

Another great article, about an author who is a “hybrid” author ( self-published and traditional), on the topic of the pros and cons of DIY versus legacy (traditional) publishing.

http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2014/04/self-publishing-vs-traditional-some.html

Some authors like both routes and choose to use them on separate book projects.  It’s whatever works best for you.  Don’t limit your decision on one factor. Take everything into account and ask advice of others.

So which route will you choose?

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There are so many options in this day and age that it can be hard to decide what to do.  We have an array of options just shopping, finding a job, or even going to school.

What I want to know is what is best for a unpublished author, to publish the traditional way with a Publishing company and have the book in paper or to have the book as an ebook?  Where do we find on this world-wide-web the right information about self-publishing?  Because for some reason there is an enormous amount of information to dig through to find your answer.

So I am asking my readers what they think.  Which is the best option:

  1. Ebooks are great because they give the author the oportunity to have more say in the finished product.  It also allows for more profit.  If it does well.
  2. Publishing with a traditional publishing company gives you an expert who knows how to promote your work.

I know in the end I will have to make up my mind about the whole matter.  But it doesn’t hurt to hear from those in the industry what they think.  (:

 

 

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