Hello everyone! It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the March Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series! The support from Chicklit authors was amazing as we have 12 authors participating in this group author interview.
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So, the 12th question is “If you self published, was it because you could not find a publisher to publish from an unsolicitated author?”
1) Author #1 : Tetasheri Whitney
Yes and no
2) Author #2: Beth Merlin
I am a traditionally-published author.
3) Author #3: Tracy Orchard
I didn’t really try that hard. I also went to a conference called ‘How to make a living with your writing’ run by Joanna Penn who had been with a main stream publisher and went indie to take control of her career and basically make loads more money. I don’t regret becoming an indie author for a moment.
4) Author #4: Jae El Foster
I self-publish for two reasons. The first is that I like the control (although DCL gives me a very long leash that I’m grateful for). The second reason is that, when I self-publish, it’s so I don’t feel like I’m cheating on my publisher with another publisher.
5) Author #5: Adesanya
There’s a publisher for everyone out there somewhere.
6) Author #6: Amy Spitzfaden
I’ve never self-published so far, but I’d be open to it!
7) Author #7: Summer Dowell
I actually went straight into self publishing. I did a lot of research and really delved into the world of writing and publishing beforehand. From everyone I spoke to and everything I learned, self publishing seemed like the way to go for me. So far I’ve been very happy with it!
8) Author #8: Jennifer Patricia O’Keeffe
I have not self-published.
9) Author #9: Sasha Lane
I did send my manuscript off to a number of agents but I was keen to get my book out there so I thought I’d give self publishing a try. The great thing about self publishing is that you are in control of your vision. You can see your book through from the beginning to the finished article and you are in control of that. I do work with a great editor though, and I’d always recommend that if you are self publishing.
10) Author #10: Kristin Billerbeck
I self-published a title on emotional abuse in a Christian marriage that a publisher wouldn’t publish after buying it on spec. They wanted her to stay married, and I refused. I wasn’t going to tell a woman that she could work harder to save a marriage not worth saving. Your soul is more important than a bad marriage, so I self-published “Swimming to the Surface.”
11) Author #11: Phaedra Patrick
I have a traditional publisher and always wanted it that way. I’m not sure I would be able to market my own book sufficiently well, if I self-published it.
12) Author #12: Katie Joyce Cross
Heck no. It’s way better over here 🙂
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