A couple of weeks ago, I reblogged Lara Willard’s post about the different choices a writer has to get published. Even though I decided that traditional publishing was what I wanted, I’d still like to know what the other side has to offer, because deep down I haven’t rejected the idea of self publishing something. However, since I’m not yet published (either self pubished or trad published) I’d like to know the pros and cons of each.

So I turn to you. What is your take on this? Why did you choose the publishing path you chose? I’d really appreciate it if you took the time to answer. Please feel free to reblog this (in fact, I’d be very happy if you did), or talk about it to as many of your writer-friends as you can. The more people answer, the clearer the picture for me and others will be. So far, the options I know about are the following:
A) Self-publish
B) Traditional Publish (either through an agency or through a small press. I think we can all agree that vanity presses should be excluded)
C) Hybrid

If I’ve missed any other option, please comment. You can select more than one option.

I chose



C) to be a Hybrid writer because:

Please specify in the comments.

As I said, I don’t really know the benefits of either option, which made it very hard for me to come up with questions that will cover as many probable answers as possible, other the almost cliché “I wanted the best of both options.” So, for you, the hybrid writers, I would appreciate it if you could take the time and answered in the comments section.

After a few weeks I intend to return to this post and discuss the results.
Thank you all for participating. Please feel free to reblog this.

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6 thoughts on “Traditional Publishing, Self Publishing, or Hybrid? A Poll

    1. I was hoping to include as many possibilities with the answers as possible, and maybe some of the less obvious ones. Do you think there might be other possibilities as well? If so, I’d like to include them.
      And you’re right, it was interesting that everyone who voted before you did was a self-published author.

  1. Buenas
    Me parece muy atinada tu juicio sobre este proyecto.

    Desde hace tiempo que siento cierto interés en esto e
    intento aprender todo lo que puedo sobre esto. La participación que has efectuado me ha semejado muy provechosa,
    no obstante creo que se podría investigar un tanto más y así poder esclarecer
    diferentes dudas que todavía tengo. De todos modos, muchas gracias por tu participación. Voy a estar alerta a cercanas publicaciones que ejerzas.
    Mil gracias.
    Un saludo.

    1. I don’t speak Spanish, so I had to use Google translate.

      I’m sure there are other reasons people choose their publishing paths. At the time I wrote this post, I was still unpublished myself (and I still am) and had no previous personal experience to present more probable reasons. Instead, the answers I provided here were some of the reasons I have come across from other writers who have published their work (both traditionally and self-published) and thought they’d be broad enough to cover as many aspects as possible. But yes, you’re right, there are other reasons as well.

      Thank you for stopping by 🙂

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