Mystery Mondays: L.J.M. Owen on Self-Publishing v. Traditional Publishing


Author J.M. Owen is featured on Mystery Mondays from Kristina Stanley’s blog

KRISTINA STANLEY

Today on Mystery Monday is another first. We have author L.J.M Owen here and she’s going to share her experience with self and traditional published novels. She’s done both!  It’s all very interesting and insightful.

Mystery Mondays: L.J.M. Owen on Self-Publishing v. Traditional Publishing

In 2015 I accidentally performed the ultimate newbie experiment: self-publishing and traditionally publishing the same book in one year. I’m often asked which option I’d recommend to aspiring authors. Here are my thoughts.

 How did it happen?

The day I finished drafting Olmec Obituary, the first instalment in my Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth archaeological mystery series, I faced The Question: how do I publish it?

After calculating the odds of my Midsomer Murders-meets-Temperance Brennan tale rising from the collective slush pile, I decided on self-publishing. After all, there had to be other Amelia Peabody devotees out there who would love my awkward archaeologist-librarian…

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