Short Commentary on Penguin and Self-Publishing

I recently posted that Penguin is going into self-publishing. I have since deleted that post, as I put it up without proper research. I apologize for this, and plan to look into it in more depth before posting any more on the subject. Thank-you and I apologize for any confusion this might have caused. ~ MM

8 Responses to “Short Commentary on Penguin and Self-Publishing”

  1. Hey, I wondered what was happening when I got a 404. The main thing I wanted to mention was that unless Penguin is actually publishing your book and has their name on it, which doesn’t seem to be the case, then they’re no better than Createspace. The only advantage is that they handle ebooks as well as print. But without the Penguin name, you’re just being ripped off if you’re going to have to pay them forever. Here are some links to help you find out more.
    The Passive Voice: http://www.thepassivevoice.com/11/2011/penguin-launches-a-self-publishing-service/
    Joe Konrath: http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/2011/11/book-country-fail.html
    Penguin’s authors’ site: http://bookcountry.com/

    Good luck. It’s a confusing world out there, and we can all use some help now and then.

  2. Glad to help out. Don’t want to see any writer taken advantage of, so it’s necessary to get the facts right. But I’m a writer, like yourself. I don’t have anything to do with the publishing industry, but I try to stay current with what’s going on. It changes almost every day.

  3. 🙂 You’re right, of course. I just meant that I’m not in the publishing business. It would be nice if they realized they need us. in fact, the way things are changing, they need us more than some of us need them.

  4. I am interested to hear what the final verdict is. Are they going into self-publishing?

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