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Should Literary Authors Self Publish?

The Millions just published an essay by Edan Lepucki called “Reasons Not To Self Publish in 2011-2012,” collecting eight unexpected reasons why literary writers should give traditional publishing another chance.

What do you think? One of the best reasons reminded literary authors to consider working with the growing number of independent publishers in the literary market.

Check it out: “The conversation about self-publishing too often ignores the role of independent publishing houses in this shifting reading landscape. Whether it be larger independents like Algonquin and Graywolf, or small gems like Featherproof and Two Dollar Radio, or university presses like Lookout Books, the imprint at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, which recently published Edith Pearlman’s Binocular Vision (nominated for this year’s National Book Award), independent presses offer diversity to readers, and provide yet another professional option for authors.” (Via Sarah Weinman)

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