Self Publishing Misconceptions
Fellow author RJ Keller and I created, several years ago, a writers' comic relief YouTube series called "Inside the Writers' Studio."
We usually focus our episodes on the humorous aspects of some of the frustrations of writers (while also, at times, making fun of writers, as in our episode titled "Writer Stereotypes"), but after reading an interview with Sue Grafton in which she refers to self-publishing as "lazy," I guess you could say we set aside the "funny" and responded seriously to this misperception.
I self-published in 2007 and was picked up by a publisher this year. Keller self-published in 2008 and was signed by a publisher in 2010. But we still have great respect for self-publishing and, who knows? May do it again someday.
This video is our response to Sue Grafton. What are your thoughts about self-publishing?