Well, for some time now I have been reading Nathan Bransford blogs when someone sends me to it, and mostly just shaking my head. He has always seemed a little lost and clearly agent perspective, which means he was more publisher interests than writer interests. But now that some time has passed since his agent days, he seems to be turning a corner. Or at least it appears that way from a distance. I honestly don’t know him.
His most recent post shouting about the fact that there are no lines between indie writers and traditional writers is something both Kris and I have been saying for a long time. In fact, Kris says it very, very, very clearly in her new blog today. She talks about time and decisions. If you haven’t read it, do so.
Remember, Kris and I both, over and over and over, talk about how we are in both camps. And will stay in both camps as long as the traditional publishers don’t chase us out with ugly contracts like Joe is talking about on his most recent blog.
So for a change, I agree with what Nathan Bransford said. To read it, go here. He is making a very, very clear point, and if you find yourself thinking there is a fight between indie published writers and traditional published writers, catch a clue. All you are doing with that kind of thinking is limiting your ability to make money and get your work read.
Sometimes it is right to be an indie writer, sometimes it is right to go traditional. The key is to be smart in the choice, not just locked into some imaginary fight.
Do what is best for you and make smart, informed decisions.