Virginia Quarterly Review web editor Jane Friedman has created an infographic called “Understanding the Key Book Publishing Paths.”
Follow this link to see the whole infographic–what path did you choose?
Friedman identified the following five options: traditional publishing, partnership publishing, fully-assisted publishing, Do-It-Yourself (DIY) publishing with a distributor, and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) direct publishing. She also includes a section for “special and hard-to-classify cases.”
In the future, she will update the infographic as the industry evolves. Here’s more from Friedman’s blog post:
I spend a lot of time at writers conferences trying to clarify the pros and cons among the different publishing paths and the growing number of services available to authors. There is no one path or service that’s right for everyone; you must understand and study the changing landscape and make a choice based on long-term career goals, as well as the unique qualities of your work—not to mention your own strengths and weaknesses.
(via The Huffington Post)