Why self-publish?

Great post on self publishing.
Exactly what I needed to hear.

Julie Kavanagh writer

Perhaps the question should be – why not self-publish?
Times are changing in the publishing world and we, as writers, have to change with it. I have tried the traditional route of sending a manuscript to a publisher (several actually) with no joy. Sometimes the manuscript would come back with a few words of wisdom but usually it was returned with a standard letter saying they weren’t interested. Once only half the manuscript was returned with a note saying they couldn’t get it into the envelope which was odd because I managed it. Sometimes they didn’t bother to reply or return the work…I wonder what happened to the stamps I’d attached.
 
Every manuscript had to be posted with a return envelope with the correct postage in stamps on it. In those days you could only approach one publisher or agent at a time and you had to wait, sometimes…

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My Blog, which began as a mommy blog and turned into a writing website, www.write2survive.com, is the product of my years of being home with my children and trying to find ways to keep myself sane. I have always had this feeling, coming from a single mother, that I have to contribute financially and that I have to be able to take care of myself and my children. having been married, being a NYC school teacher, having four children, living in Newtown, CT and trying to find a way to get through each day with a smile has always been something I've strived for. My stories, articles and poems will do a lot of things but mostly make you feel. I think that is what is so wonderful about having the ability to write. I have been given the gift of taking my emotions and transferring them to written word. Once that is done, I can share those words with others who may feel better, maybe just for a moment, but better nonetheless having read my words. I am glad you are here and hope you will stay:)
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One Response to Why self-publish?

  1. Pingback: To Self-Publish or not? That is the Question. | robsparkeswriting

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