In our Alliance of Independent Authors guidebooks, podcast and advice columns, we're careful to distinguish between opinion and fact. In our new column, "We Need to Talk About...", it's going to be all about opinion. We're seeking compelling arguments that stimulate conversation, foster understanding, and expand perspectives.
Today's authors can be creative business owners building independent publishing enterprises based on intellectual property (IP). Yet many independent authors forgo their independence, and compromise the value of their IP, by signing or assigning their books exclusively to another business without due diligence. This post explores the important principle of publishing inclusivity for authors and the dangers of going exclusive with one publisher or one self-publishing service.
There have been many debates over the years in the writing world: plotting or pantsing, trad or indie but the main question now is whether to go exclusive to Amazon or publish wide. The Alliance of Independent Authors always advises you publish wide, but today's post dives into the what's, why's and how's of publishing wide. This is the ultimate guide to publishing wide.
If your ebooks have been Amazon exclusives, should you consider going wider? Susan Kaye Quinn helps you decide.