Regular readers, new readers, people who lurk…I’m breaking the fourth wall, sort of. I need some advice. An Advice Hot Dog, even.
You see, there is a small indie publisher who may be interested in my work. Very small. Like they just started up six months ago and are trying to build their catalog.
I’d have to do some of my own promoting and it would be e-book only, but I’d have their support as far as covers, editing, formatting, etc. They’d distribute, promote and basically do whatever it is publishers do but because they’re very new and indie I’d have to help them with it. That’s okay with me, at least for the time being.
My other option is to send out queries to possible agents to see what they think of this book. I’ve already sent out a few but it’s not very encouraging, as the majority of them say they only get new clients through recommendations from others. I still have a couple out, though.
This is where the advice comes in. What should I do? Should I go with the indie and get my foot in the door? Should I wait to see what the agents say? By the time the agents come back, there’s the possibility submissions will be closed for the indie (they don’t have a huge staff, so that happens in order for them to catch up) and I’ll be screwed from both ends. Of course I’m going to ask Mister E about all this but I’d really love your take on things too. Leave any further advice in the comments also, please!
Thank you! I really appreciate your help!