Link of the Week – Indie Vs. Trad Publishing

smileyThere was quite an exchange last week On the blog A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing between  mystery, horror, thriller author Joe Konrath, who just so happens to be a huge advocate and pioneer for self-publishing, and Kensington CEO and President Steve Zacharius. It was an open, polite, matter-of-fact, Q&A about indie publishing versus trad publishing, including candid talk of sales numbers,  marketing, success or lack thereof in both markets, Amazon, pricing, cover art, and necromancers and muppets (you have to read it to know why), to name a few. Though they agreed to disagree on so many of the topics, Zacharius seemed to be genuinely curious as to the appeal of the rising tide in self-publishing and Konrath, in his usual wit, answered solidly.

No matter how you publish, this post is a great source of information. Just be prepared. The post was updated four times. Get your favorite beverage and curl up. It’s  a long read.


7 Responses to Link of the Week – Indie Vs. Trad Publishing

  1. This was a good interview. Tweeted.


  2. Pamela Mason says:

    Awesome stuff Jenn. There was even more on this from Beverley Kendall who did a survey and published the results, and Jami Gold who wrote a followup on that, and then Delilah Marvelle’s blog, where Zacharius showed up in the comments there.
    Thanks for this link!


    • jbrayweber says:

      Yeah, Pamela. It didn’t start with Konrath, but the whole open engagement certainly created a domino effect, didn’t it? Thanks for stopping by!


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