1. Edie, what terrific advice! It’s so hard to know what to do anymore with publishing options opening up and things shifting so fast. What great insights. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  2. I think another issue for those of us traditionally published is almost the opposite…knowing when to rip of the bandage and put the book out there. Having had an editor who said, yep, it is ready, is almost a crutch. You didn’t have to say it yourself and in the new world, you do. One good thing though about the new world is you never have to say the book is “done”. You can continue to take feedback and tweak it, even after it is published.

  3. Kathy, I think writers have more opportunities than ever before — if we’re ready for them and aren’t afraid to jump in and grab them. And with the NY pubs being so restricted right now in what they’re buying, self-publishing is a viable option for books that just don’t fit in. Not just for unpublished writers, but for already published writers, too.

  4. Lori, you are one of the bravest writers I know. I think we all have books that we believe in, even if others don’t. Or there’s a book you HAVE to write, even though you know your editors wouldn’t buy it. That’s the book you might want to put up on its own.

    Yes, you can tweak and republish it. I know one writer who’s done that a couple years after the first one. The previous reviews, though, will always follow her.

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