I will never understand why people feel that they have to debate which one is "best", seeing as there is no right or wrong answer, really. There is good and bad in both. You just need to know your facts and go the way you want to go depending on your situation and your project.
Kind of simple.
I like the post below. Today, in this fact-building corner... one writer's experience in traditional publishing.
Writer Unboxed -- by guest Meg Clayton White
5 REASONS TO TURN TO TRADITIONAL PUBLISHERS RATHER THAN SELF-PUBLISHING
We are so pleased to introduce today’s guest, Meg Clayton White. Meg is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of four novels, including The Wednesday Sisters, a writing group novel, and the just released sequel, The Wednesday Daughters. She’s written for The Los Angeles Times, Writer’s Digest, Runner’s World and public radio, and for The New York Times and Forbes online.
“THE WEDNESDAY DAUGHTERS is a heartwarming tale of a group of women who know the best and the worst about one another, yet choose to embrace each other anyway as sisters and as friends. The book is filled with memorable characters, both British and American…It’s easy for readers to imagine themselves amidst the peace and beauty of one of England’s most famously attractive natural areas.” —AMIE TAYLOR, BOOKREPORTER
Meg says, “It took me 10 years to get my first novel published, and yet I can’t imagine how different my life as a writer would be without the support of Random House/Ballantine and the lovely people there. Anyone in publishing would likely be making more money elsewhere. They are in it for the same reason writers are: because they love books.”
To learn more about Meg, please visit her blog, follow her on Twitter or Facebook page. Take it away, Meg!
It’s a new world, and none of us are dependent on the whims of New York publishing to get our writing read. But here are five reasons why you might want to brave form rejection to find a traditional publisher:
1. Let’sStartwiththeEditing.Yes, you can hire some pretty good copy editors these days, and even some decent book doctors, but they won’t have skin in the game the way an editor at a traditional house will. My editor goes through multiple drafts with me, and loops others in for fresh reads as well. Her reputation depends on the success of The Wednesday Daughters nearly as much as mine does... (Con't on Writer Unboxed)