The Hybrid Author, by Dianne G. Sagan, gives writers a publishing guide from an innovative viewpoint in a changing industry. Indie published April 21, 2014.
April 30, 2014 (Newswire) - The Hybrid Author defines what everyone in the publishing industry is trying to describe. Writers of all genres must make decisions about whether or not to self-publish or traditionally publish. Mrs. Sagan's book explains what a hybrid author is, what options are available, and how to decide what path to take in this ground breaking book.
It includes interviews with other well-known hybrid authors C. J. Lyons, J. A. Konrath, Hugh C. Howey, Marie Force, Barbara Morgenroth, Jennifer Archer, and Travis Erwin.
Mrs. Sagan is a hybrid author with 21 books published both traditionally and self-published, including ten ghostwritten books (six of which were best sellers). She brings her 14 years of experience and knowledge to writers in this timely book. Learn more at: http://thehybridauthor.com
Dr. Bob Rich, Bobbing Around Newsletter and website, book review says:
"This book is a treasure house of useful suggestions and resources for any writer, already published or still merely hopeful. While reading, I followed up some of Dianne's recommendations, particularly in the areas of marketing and publicity, which are my weak points.
This useful information is logically organized, clearly presented, and is in a style that is a perfect compromise between being chatty and formal. My only suggestion for improvement is that each resource should have a web link accompany it.
I've been a hybrid writer for many years, but didn't know it until I read Dianne's definition. It is someone who has some books out through royalty-paying publishers, with other books, or other versions of these books, through a less conventional path such as self-publishing. She sets out the advantages and disadvantages of each of four options, and I cannot fault her reasoning. I agree with everything she has stated.
A useful feature is Chapter 8, which is a series of interviews with successful authors. I was fascinated by the commonalities and differences in these people's opinions.
Chapter 10 is also particularly useful in a different way: it is an extensive list of questions to an intending author. Thinking about the answer to each will help you to choose the uniquely right path for you.
In short, this book is a useful resource for any writer.
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