Recently I was asked, which one did I find it better to do, self-publish or submit to an epublisher? I think that question has been answered to death. It really boils down to the individual, and how it meets their needs. Most authors by now know the pros and cons of both. I personally love self-publishing because I’m in total control of every aspect of my book. So, why then did I recently submit a story to one of my epublishers?
I’m published with several epublishers. Every once in a while I’ll submit a story to them, and if they offer me a contract, great. It not only gives me a break from having to deal with everything, but once the book is released it brings new interest to my older releases with said epublisher. New readers every day are discovering epublishing sites, and some of my books have been out there for over ten years.
I’ve also been thinking about asking for the rights back to some of my older books, so that I can republish them myself, with the thought that readers who shop at indie sites don’t necessarily shop at epublishing sites. Again, thinking about putting new eyes on my older stories. Why let them just sit there, and what can it hurt?