You've read the debates online, you've gone back and forth, and you may have even seen some of the numbers self-published authors have shared. But the question still remains, is self-publishing more profitable than traditional publishing? This is a loaded question that sparks debate among authors, and today we heard from some of self-publishing's experts about what authors need to know before jumping into the oh-so-tempting world of self-publishing.
(left to right) Sylvia Day, Mark Coker, Jordan Summers, Shayla Black, Lindsey Faber and Karin Tabke
Lead by bestselling author Sylvia Day, the panel consisted of Smashwords founder Mark Coker, bestselling author Shayla Black, Lindsey Faber, publisher at Samhain, and authors Jordan Summers and Karin Tabke. The balance of authors and publishers allowed attendees to get a diverse view of how self-publishing works and what some of the benefits and restrictions are.