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William C. Leger

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Just wondering...
Posted: Dec 7, 2017 11:54 AM
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Did I once read someplace on this site that a writer may concurrently publish their work on ZON and offer the same material to be published by the Trads? Obvious advantage for people like me: no necessity to have a marketing degree when dealing with the Trad. Obvious disadvantage: lower royalty but a 100% royalty on no sales (because you're not social-media savvy) is still nothing.

WCL
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Re: Just wondering...
Posted: Dec 7, 2017 12:07 PM   in response to: William C. Leger in response to: William C. Leger
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Unless your book is enrolled in KDP Select, you can do what you want with it elsewhere.

However, no respectable agent (or publisher, down the road) would touch a book that was already self-published, because they lose first rights. There are exceptions, if your book is already selling millions of copies, but in that case, why would you want a traditional publisher anyway?
Ralph E Vaughan

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Re: Just wondering...
Posted: Dec 7, 2017 1:54 PM   in response to: William C. Leger in response to: William C. Leger
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William C. Leger wrote:
Did I once read someplace on this site that a writer may concurrently publish their work on ZON and offer the same material to be published by the Trads? Obvious advantage for people like me: no necessity to have a marketing degree when dealing with the Trad. Obvious disadvantage: lower royalty but a 100% royalty on no sales (because you're not social-media savvy) is still nothing.

WCL


As mentioned, don't enroll your e-book in Select and do as you wish. Or just publish a paperback edition. But what would you be offering? An already-published book with a record of poor sales. I can think of a few people who were offered contracts for new books and a couple of people for books first indie published. What both sets of writers had in common were great sales, which not only aroused interest from publishers but gave them leverage when it came to negotiating a contract.
William C. Leger

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Re: Just wondering...
Posted: Dec 7, 2017 5:21 PM   in response to: Ralph E Vaughan in response to: Ralph E Vaughan
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That confirmed my suspicions. Thank you
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