Should Self-Published Authors Slow Down?

shutterstock_119687329One of the great advantages of self-publishing is speed to market. In the 2014 Digital Book World and Writer’s Digest author survey, this was found to be in an important factor for authors when considering publishing options.

But can that advantage sometimes be a disadvantage?

The marketplace is the ideal testing ground for writing, some authors say, but producing an inferior product and establishing a poor brand among readers could hurt one’s career.


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One thought on “Should Self-Published Authors Slow Down?

  1. Joe Mighty

    Should James Patterson slow down?

    The indie authors I know who are putting out several books a year are making a ton of money and readers want more, so I tend to believe the quality of their work must not be suffering.

    Self-publishing isn’t a testing ground. For many, many authors it’s the end game. And they’re making more money (and often writing better books) than their traditionally published brethren.



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