On one of my writing loops someone posted a link to a 5-part series blog post on Death of Traditional Publishers? by Author Kris Tuella. After reading it, I thought it was very informative and brought out some perspectives I haven't before considered, so I've posted links at the bottom of this post.
I've always been a staunch advocate of traditional publishers and will continue to be. I love my editor and publisher, Abingdon Press. They've been supportive, helpful, and wonderful to work with. I can't say enough wonderful things about my editor, Barbara Scott. However, I'm also one who believes in computers, online platforms, and author marketing. That said, as an author, I'd be like an ostrich with my head buried in the sand, if I didn't take every advantage of what a traditional publisher can offer me and what I can do in promoting myself, my work, and building my online platform. With the ever-present changing world of publishing, I've got to try and survive--to do my part. It isn't my publisher's job to build my platform. If those days ever existed, they're over. It is my responsibility to build my platform.
Yes, both Highland Blessings and Highland Sanctuary are available in print, on Kindle and Nook.
People notice when you go the extra mile or take a few additional steps to do more than you HAVE to do. They not only, notice, but they remember and appreciate it. They may even promote it to others.
Below are the promised links to Kris Tuella's blog articles.