Now, there are posts that should go before this one but as I’m doing National Novel Writing Month this year, I needed a warm up and this happened to be on my mind after reading an article about how Penguin will be entering the self-publishing realm by offering certain services.
Self-publishing, for me, is a very delicate topic and it is very difficult to have a view on it which doesn’t insult writers. Even as a writer, my thoughts on self-publishing are probably closer to what traditional publishers would or should think. To me, writing is an art that needs to be perfected. The editorial process a novel has to go through in order to be published, I think, is imperative. One can be brilliant and talented and wonderful and they would still need editing. It is not supposed to be easy.