As I say in my Path to Publication workshop, there are thousands of different paths to publication these days. The challenge is no longer just “to get your book published.” The challenge is “to publish wisely.”
Here’s another publication option (once you get to that point)—integrated crowdfunding with “hybrid” publishing, with Inkshares. The idea is that you set up a crowdfunding campaign for your book, meet Inkshares’ requirements and parameters, then launch your campaign: if you can reach a minimum of 750 pre-orders for your book, Inkshares shifts gears from crowdfunding platform to publisher, and publishes your book for you!
It sounds like a great idea, and it is, for some authors. But it’s not for everyone. Here is a great analysis of the entire Inkshares publishing processby an author who crushed it beautifully. She explains how and why each step worked, each choice played out. You’ll soon realize whether Inkshares is a wise path to publication for you.