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The Great (Publishing) Debate – Arm Yourself With Knowledge

An excellent post (on a rather contentious topic) from The Sarcastic Muse. The suggestion to do your homework and make a rational decision based on what’s best for you is one I wholeheartedly support.

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Photo Credit: Jason Wilson Photo Credit: Jason Wilson

I am one of those people who does not tolerate conflict with much grace.  I dread the tension that a conflict causes.  Sometimes, however, conflict is necessary for conversation and debate.  This conflict is worth your time.  Feel free to skip whatever you like between here and the bold print below.

Recent debate on self/indie vs traditional publishing may have ruffled a few feathers, but they are important (and far more civilized than I expected).  First, JA Konrath and Steve Zacharius (Kensington) had an exchange on Konrath’s blog (warning, it’s long and so are the comments).  Then the conversation picked up at Jim Hines’ Blog The Passive Voice in the comments of  The Gospels of Publishing.  One of the topics was transparency in earnings and sales.  A few days later, a partial answer came in the form of sales/income data from authorearnings.com.  Incidentally…

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