Publishing vs. Self-Publishing! Yikes!
I am talking with editor Tonia Jenny all about the pros and cons between publishing and self-publishing.
A writer has more choices than ever and Tonia talks about what a publisher is looking for, how to pitch your book idea and when to know when self-publishing is for you.
If you have a book idea and don’t know what to do with it, you will not want to miss this episode!
Episode 4 | Publishing vs. Self-Publishing with Tonia Jenny
On this episode, Jeanne interviews Tonia Jenny, editor and artist who helps creatives publish their own work. Jeanne and Tonia talk in depth about the pros and cons of different approaches to publishing.
1:25 “I feel like right now, if you are a writer, if you have creative ideas, if you want to put them out into the world, I think for the first time, you have more options than ever before.”
2:57 “What are the pros of going with a publishing company?”
3:24 “Credibility and expense are the two greatest advantages of working with a publisher.”
6:22 “As somebody who has worked with a publisher, I did like that a lot of the small details were taken care of…”
7:45 “One of the downsides of working with a publisher is your lack of freedom in all those decisions…”
9:32 “While it is a pro that a publisher is going to have a greater chance at distribution for your book, they simply don’t have the resources to put all of their dollars into marketing your book.”
12:03 “If you pour love into the creation of your book, why wouldn’t you want to pour that same love into making sure that as many people that need to see your book have the best chance possible?”
13:21 “The biggest advantage to self-publishing is that you do have complete freedom over the final product.”
14:21 “The biggest reason not to publish is if you believe you’re going to make a substantial income from a book…”
15:01 “The reasons, to me, for publishing are posterity, credibility, self-promotion, and my favorite reason: I consider it an act of service, to enrich the lives of others…”
19:11 “I don’t think anyone who has taken the time to go through process, I’ve never heard anyone say that they wished they wouldn’t have done it…”
20:09 “I still, every time I get the hard copy book in the mail, I just love it.”
23:38 “Publishers like to publish around trends, so if you are the first person with an idea related to a trend, there is a chance they will take a chance on you.”
24:03 “To successfully win over a publisher, you have to think of yourself as a lawyer, building a strong case for the need of your book.”
30:25 “You have to kind of prepare yourself that whatever you are putting out into the world, that you are also coming to a place that you are letting it go…”
33:57 “Don’t ever feel like you aren’t legitimate…”
I am talking with editor Tonia Jenny all about the pros and cons between publishing and self-publishing. A writer has more choices than ever and Tonia talks about what a publisher is looking for, how to pitch your book idea and when to know when self-publishing is for you. .
Tonia’s mission is to guide creative individuals in refining their unique message and offering, while determining the best means for them of sharing it. She offers editorial, writing and coaching services and also offers online art and craft courses to encourage others to try something new.
Tonia is a passionate Truth seeker and loves using making as a means for connecting with and inspiring others. Prior to having her own business to support creatives, she enjoyed her adventure as a North Light craft- and art-book editor for over a decade. Both then and now, she never grows tired of learning from the talented artists with whom she adores working.
You can read more about Tonia Jenny HERE.
You can take an online course with Tonia HERE.
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