How many authors admit their second manuscript under contract was rejected after their first book with a major or even an indie commercial house was accepted and published? I do in my new memoir, Looking Backward, Going Forward: Reflections on a Writer’s Life. Here is an excerpt from that section in Chapter 12, “Raising a Family, Teaching, Writing, Publishing, Nashville, and Back to Connecticut:”
Fortunately over the years I have been published by such major houses as Simon & Schuster, Doubleday, Scriber, Grove Press, prentice-Hall, Penguin Random House, HarperCollins India, and others, as well as through my own small press, Hannacroix Creek Books, Inc. I have also interviewed or surveyed more than 100 book authors on their varied publishing experiences. Based on my own experiences, as well as the research I have conducted, there is no ”one size fits all” when it comes to publishing. If you read my blog, “The Ten Best Reasons to Self-Publish your First or Next Book,” to offer you a balanced “other side of the coin” perspective, here are ten reasons to consider signing with a traditional or commercial house (if you are offered that option, of course): Continue reading Ten Top Reasons to Publish Traditionally with a Commercial House→
What do Irma Rombauer’s Joy of Cooking, Andy Weir’s The Martian, Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad, and Lisa Genova’s Still Alice have in common? All those bestselling books were originally self-published!
Fortunately, in addition to coaching other book authors, I have had a publishing career that encompassed both types of publishing, self-publishing through my own press, Hannacroix Creek Books, Inc., since 1997, and publishing with commercial houses, beginning at age 27, through presently, such as Scribner, Simon & Schuster, Doubleday, Grove Press, Prentice-Hall, Penguin Random House, HarperCollins India, and many others! Continue reading Ten Best Reasons to Self-Publish Your First or Next Book→