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Traditional vs. Self vs. Hybrid Publishing Part 2

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The question every writer faces in the modern world of publishing is if they should choose to try to be traditionally published, self-published or a hybrid. It is not an easy decision and can shape your career as a writer. This debate, which has raged and simmered for years has been fanned into an inferno of dueling blogs around the question: Has the publishing world now been divided into a “caste system.” Follow along as the Write Pack feels their way through this maze.

The following blog posts are for reference.

The blog that fanned the flames: The New Class System  http://writerunboxed.com/2014/02/05/the-new-class-system/

My Amazon bestseller made me nothing: http://www.salon.com/2013/03/15/hey_amazon_wheres_my_money/

Author Earnings Data Supports DBW Findings | Digital Book World: http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2014/author-earnings-data-supports-dbw-findings/

The 50k Report – Author Earnings: http://authorearnings.com/reports/the-50k-report/

Book Sales: Running the Number:  http://stlsinc.blogspot.com/2014/02/book-sales-running-numbers.html

Hugh Howey and the Indie Author Revolt: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/content-and-e-books/article/61116-hugh-howey-and-the-indie-author-revolt.html?et_mid=661161&rid=240749728 (Note you need a subscription to the magazine to see this---so if you don’t have one, check out your local library. Many subscribe to Publishers Weekly)

Music: Paperback Writer by the Beatles. All rights remain with them.

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David Alan Lucas
Brad R. Cook
Fedora Aimes
Melanie Koleini
Jennifer Stolzer
Matt McGraw
Peter H. Green
Kathlyn Kayembe
TW Fendley
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