- Posted: Sat, 28 Nov 2009 20:09:31 +0000
Psycho Bunny Studio
Well, Iron and I, I believe, are the only one's on here who have self published. Iron has had a better time of it than I have, so I guess I serve as more of a warning while she serves as a success story.
And me. Although I've also other-published. If that's a word.
Anyway. Should you be picky with publishers: yes. You should try to find a publisher that puts out exactly the same kind of stuff as what you want to do, or, not exactly the same because then you're just a copycat, but similar in audience, genre, style. So the publishers can go: hey, if you liked this, you'll like that, too.
Otherwise, you're unlikely to succeed and you'll just be wasting your time and theirs.
Second point, if you're crap at marketing, find something else to do with your life. You'll be promoting yourself regardless of whether you take on publishing responsibilities or leave them to someone else.