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pursuing the indie route and agent route simultaneously?


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#1 hermitage

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 12:15 AM

I recently finished my first novel. All of my other writing is in the academic literature (i.e. journal articles), and I'm really not familiar with the fiction industry. 

 

I haven't started sending out agent queries yet, but I will try to do this soon. Still, I have the impression that it will mostly likely take quite some time for things to really get going toward any kind of publication deal. 

 

So my question is: What are the pros and cons of selling (or at least trying to sell) my novel for $1 a copy (or whatever) as an ebook on Amazon (or whatever) in the meantime?

 

I realize that it's unlikely for me to make a lot of money this way, but it's at least sort of possible I guess, and it would offer some instant gratification to sell *any* number of copies other than zero. 

 

But I'm wondering whether this might in anyway hurt the chances of my getting a deal elsewhere. What do you think?

 

James

 

(Note: I posted a similar question in the "guppy pond" forum as well.)



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Posted 17 September 2016 - 01:02 PM

I answered you elsewhere.


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Posted 20 September 2016 - 11:05 PM

Thanks. Sorry for the double post -- it was my first day here. 






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