Rethinking A Decision

Bridge over Soda Springs Reservoir

Bridge over Soda Springs Reservoir

October 13, 2015 3:41 PM

Following Her whispers this morning, I “stumbled” upon a wonderful campsite: Internet, fire ring, picnic table, and even a private (albeit pit) toilet. And free too. There’s even a beautiful river just a short hike down a steep, forested slope.

I’m a lucky man—even if I am indecisive.

I’m questioning my decision to find a traditional publisher for the book I’m working on. In Eugene, I spent a lot of time poking around in bookstores and reading up on finding a publisher (or a literary agent). The exercise left me with a distinct sour taste in my mouth.

To publishers (and agents) it’s all about the dollars, so they have a lot of say and influence on the finished product. I completely understand this… but.

But this book is going to be my opus. Everything I know and have learned about awakening: The good, the bad, the ugly and the controversial.

What I’m indecisive about is that I’m not sure the exposure and the (possible) extra dollars that a publisher can provide is worth the sanatizing and dumbing down of my message (but if my message is never seen…, but the time frame…, but I have to raise a platform either way…, but…).

Anyway, I’m obviously on the fence, and since I haven’t actually started writing yet, I still have plenty of time to decide.

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4 thoughts on “Rethinking A Decision

  1. Maybe that decision will be made for you depending on the responses you get at that time? Who knows, but there truly are publishers who are exceptions to the rule.

    • Good points Michelle. Simplify: Write a couple chapters, send out a book proposal, and keep writing. If they like it, listen to their conditions and offers and decide. If they don’t like it, nothing changes and I self publish. Thanks.

    • Hey Nina,

      I write mainly to make a difference in people’s lives, so exposure is critical (yes, the $$ would be nice, but my main focus is making a difference).

      A traditional publisher—if they accept the work—will make it much easier to make that difference: Publicity, carried in bookstores, media connections, professional editors, etc.

      Of course there’s a cost for all this: They have a big say in what you say, how you say it, and how many words you’re going to say it in. Plus, luck plays a big part for an unknown author like me (I’ve self-published all my other work). All of these are avoided in self-publishing, but the audience will be much smaller—with a few lucky exceptions of course.

      I’m more into creating content than self marketing (building a platform), but unfortunately, self marketing may be a necessary evil if I want to get my message out to a larger audience.

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