Is Self-Publishing the Best Option?

Traditional would be ideal. However…

  • You can’t leave the base camp without a sherpa/agent.
  • Acquiring a good one has a .5% chance of happening. That means I would have to have a more successful pitch than 200 competitors for that agent’s consideration.
  • A successful agent might get 6–8 publishing deals for new authors in a year.
  • My memoir isn’t high concept enough for the commercial market because I’m not Oprah.
  • If I was to toss 95% of the manuscript and re-write a book about just talking dogs I might have a better chance.

The Indie Route?

How I mercifully broke even.

Is writing and then publishing a book worth it?

Back cover. Published Oct 1, 2020

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Mernie paints and writes in Woodstock NY. A signed copy of her memoir The Incompetent Psychic available via www.mernie.com

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Mernie Buchanan

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Mernie paints and writes in Woodstock NY. A signed copy of her memoir The Incompetent Psychic available via www.mernie.com

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