acknowledge that the majority of you reading this will not get an offer from
the Big 6 or even a midsize pub such as Harlequin. I’m not talking about
YOU, of course, when I use the term majority :o). Even with a marketable book, odds are against it. Your odds increase, though,
when talking about going with a smaller digital-first or digital-only publisher.
But should you? As with most questions, the answer is … it depends. One of two
statements must be true for you to even consider it:
- You have life challenges (work, family, volunteer commitments) that preclude you from studying the book industry well enough to make savvy business decisions and/or from overseeing the details of editing, covering and publishing the book yourself.
- The small publisher offers value-add in the form of benefits that aren’t in your arsenal.