There’s drama swirling around about a clutch of small presses, lately. I could tear each of them apart one by one, but I’ve got better things to do with my day. So I’ll keep it simple.
Don’t be so eager or desperate to see your work in print that you turn to some small, indie press that probably doesn’t know what the hell they’re doing, any more than you do. They might throw a web page online and create a FB page, but that doesn’t mean they know anything about publishing.
Whether it’s Sweete Sinz, Kinship, something stormy or one of Destiny’s new ventures (yes, we know about those), chances are that all they’re doing is publishing your books on Createspace for free, without the benefit of editing or formatting, and keeping a hefty percentage of your royalties for it.
YOU CAN PUBLISH YOURSELF ON CREATESPACE FOR FREE. And you can keep all of your royalties. We’re not talking about rocket science, here, folks. Createspace is a user-friendly platform that talks you through every step of the process.
Publish your own work, folks. At least that way, you know that your publisher (you) is doing everything with your best interests at heart. Even if you make mistakes, they’re your mistakes to learn from, and you’ll get it right the next time. And in the meantime, there’s nobody throwing drama around your business, lying to your face or keeping their hand in your pocket.
Just do U.