So I might have reached my goal. The problem? I’m not sure if this route is good for me.
Right now I am currently interning at a indie publishing company. The owner of the company says that she will publish my book for me for free, but I’m not sure if I want to indie publish my manuscript.
For those who are unfamiliar with the publishing business, self-publishing or indie publishing is when you pay someone to publish your book for you. Marketing and promoting your book is something that you have to do on your own. Whereas the big publishing houses like Random House, Penguin, etc. helps you market and promote your book. The support of the big publishing houses is comforting, not to mention the advances.
I keep going back and forth with myself as to whether I should indie publish or not. The owner seems nice, but I wonder if I will receive the help and support from this company like I would get with the big publishing companies. As I keep working with her I notice some good things as well as some things raise concern, which is with every business.
So right now I’m conflicted. Should I take my chances and try to get a publishing deal with the big publishing houses? Or should I give the little guy (or woman) a try?
A part of me feels like God put me in this position for reason, but determining as to whether this is a learning experience or if this is the right choice for me has been tricky to figure out. One side of me says take a chance with this company and give them a shot. But the other side says don’t jump on this first offer you get.
What shall I do?