Episode 321: Self-Publishing + EPIC Snobbery

Show Notes

Grab a cuppa and settle in while Vicky holds her very own TED Talk on why snobbery about self-publishing can get in the bin. Yep: riffing off an article in which someone wrote “self-publishing is an insult to the written word”, Vicky and Joe present their case for why actually self-publishing is a shining beacon of awesomeness. Tune in for that, and the pros and cons of traditional publishing and self-publishing, so you can make an informed decision. Ciao!

 Key Points

  • [1:15] Vicky and Joe are going to Canada! And they haven’t packed.
  • [5:35] Project Dingle update!
  • [8:25] Let’s talk about self-publishing and their snobbery.
  • [10:35] Traditional publishing is more exclusive, but it also excludes a wide range of diverse authors. 
  • [11:00] Only traditionally published authors are good writers?
  • [12:10] Let’s talk about Virginia Woolf; the self-published author.
  • [16:10] People of color are constantly being censored in the traditional publishing world.
  • [18:20] What are the pros of traditional publishing?
  • [20:45] What are the cons of traditional publishing?
  • [23:45] What are the pros of indie publishing?
  • [25:25] What are the cons of indie publishing?
  • [27:45] You have options!

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If you want to learn more about how to write, self-publish, and market a book for your business, snaffle yourself a copy of How The Hell Do You Write A Book? Then check out the blog and podcast for more articles and guides. If you want a little (or a lot) more help, find out how you can work with me.

About Vicky...

Vicky Fraser is the founder of Moxie Books and author of How The Hell Do You Write A Book and Business For Superheroes. She helps business owners write life-changing books, connect with readers and new customers, and grow their businesses. When she's not doing that, she's hanging from a trapeze by her feet.

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