Should You Self-Publish or Traditionally Publish?

Very informative and helpful post. Put the issue into perspective I think.

A Writer's Path


by A.G. Young

So today we’re talking about if you should Self Publish or Traditionally Publish that baby you have been working on for months or years. This of course is no easy question to answer, and also very highly personal to each writer. So I am going to discuss my opinion on the matter. And a little forewarning, because of the topic of this post, this is going to be a long one.

Before you can answer this main question, you must answer a few others first. Let’s see what those are.

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Self-published Writers Encouraged to Enter Prestigious Competition

This of any help to folks?


 winnerThe Young Writer of the Year Award has been out of action for six years, but it now being revived under the sponsorship of The Sunday Times and agents Peters Fraser Dunlop (PFD) Past winners include Sarah Waters, Simon Armitage and Zadie Smith.

The Award is worth £5000 to the winner,  is free to enter and is open to works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry published between July 1st 2014 and June 30th 2015. What’s not to like? (Well, for me it could be that you have to be between  18-35 to enter…but that’s just sour grapes.)

PFD are actively looking for self-published talent and are keen to stress that the award is for quality, not popularity. Self-published authors with disappointing sales should enter if they believe in their work.

For further details, see To enter, go to Deadline for entries: Tuesday 30th

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