Over at Terrible Minds, Chuck Wendig has written a great article about the seduction of self publishing. He makes some very good points.
I admit, I walked through the entire process of putting a book on Kindle Direct Publishing, and I didn’t pull the trigger for some of the same reasons that he touches on in the article.
However, as a soon-to-be-published author on a small press, I feel like I will be facing many of those same challenges. I don’t have to pay for my own editing and cover art, but I will have to do most of my self promotion.
Honestly, the idea of doing my own promotion is kind of scary. I hate new situations. I do not consider myself a people person. I am at my happiest when I am sitting alone at my computer writing. I stay home during my vacation time, only seeing other people on my terms. To me, this is luxury.
Oh well, I guess this is the price of (a complete lack of) fame. I guess I will just have to put myself out there, knowing that there is a chance the villagers will come after me with torches and pitchforks.