I wanted to give everyone a heads up about Mitch’s Win (which I renamed again from Clayton’s Win). I’ll have to delete Clayton from the timeline on the Nebraska books to reflect this change.
There is a lot going on behind the scenes with the self-publishing situation (for all authors). I won’t go into it here because I try to keep the more business side of what I do for the Self-Published Author’s Lounge (SPAL). There’s so much new stuff cropping up that I haven’t been able to fully grasp it, which is why I haven’t made a post about it on SPAL yet. I know some of you read both this blog and SPAL, so you’re probably wondering what I’m talking about. I plan to write a post over there soon.
So anyway, for this blog post, this is what I finally decided to write…
It’s obvious that it will be to my advantage to find a publisher for some of my new books. Therefore, I plan to convert Clayton’s Win back to Mitch’s Win and make Mitch’s Win a Montana book. I have three more ideas that have stemmed from Mitch’s Win, so I can have a series to present to a publisher if they would like a series.
If it turns out I can’t find a publisher for Mitch’s Win, I don’t know what I’ll do with it. I can’t go with a publisher who won’t let me keep my vision for my book. Depending on the publisher, authors are asked to change quite a bit or can keep content as it is. Each publisher is different, but given the nature of my books, I seriously doubt I can find a big publisher. Big publishers (the ones who put books in bookstores and grocery stores, etc) can afford to do more than a small publisher with promotion. I occasionally get questions about paperbacks, but I don’t think a small publisher will make a paperback possible and I can’t make a paperback once I hand over my book to them. I also won’t control price. There are always pros and cons to every situation, but with things going as they are, I believe the smart move is to find a publisher for some of my future books.
After talking with authors who have gone with big publishers and small publishers, I think the best chance I have in keeping my books the way I want them to be will be the smaller ones. There are some things I just can’t compromise on. That is why I went into self-publishing to begin with. My aim is to go with a small publisher.
We’ll see how it all plays out. I won’t even have anything to submit until next year.