Why I’m Mad About Self-Publishing Stigma

Great post & could not agree more!!

Liz Long

I’m mad.

What’s worse is that what I’m mad about is truly something out of my control. There’s not a thing I can do about it except keep pushing barriers. To hold my head high and keep on keepin’ on with the rest of the crowd.

You can probably guess why I’m angry thanks to the headline. Wait – no, I’m NOT mad about self-publishing. But rather the thoughts behind self-publishing and the ideas that we’re not as good or “real” as traditionally published authors.

The publishing system isn’t broken by any means, but the stigma behind “traditional” and “indie” publishing has really gotten my goat lately.

I’m independently published, or self-published. What does that mean? It means I do not have an agent or traditional publisher backing me. It means that I’m in control of my stories, my edits, my covers, my marketing, and everything else that goes along…

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2 thoughts on “Why I’m Mad About Self-Publishing Stigma

  1. Thanks for reblogging this post, and I’m going to follow the link to read the full article. It’s too bad the negative opinion is out there. But I think the solution is, as she stated, to keep on keeping on. Some people already support indie authors, and hopefully those ranks will increase.

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