A Message from Kristin Nelson
There Is Only The Right Path For You
I love the Romance Writers of America National Convention! I love the energy and the excitement on display in the workshops, in the bar, and at the RITA awards. Authors and publishers are excited about romance–and why not? It’s a billion-dollar-plus industry with a growing market share every year.
But I do worry about the growing sense of division between romance authors who traditionally publish and romance authors who have decided to indie publish–like a decision has to be made about which side you are on.
My answer to that is simple. There are no sides. Choose the path that’s right for you and for that moment in your career.
If you choose to stay with your traditional publisher because you are happy there, that decision is okay.
If you decide that after you complete the last book in your contract, you’ll go the indie route, that decision is okay.
If you decide you want to be a hybrid author and have the best of both worlds – by having one toe in traditional publishing and one toe in Indie publishing – that decision is okay.
In fact, most hybrid authors would say that is the best decision to maximize your publishing career!
Note: Want to find out more info about hybrid publishing and how the digital revolution is transforming the publishing industry? Click here for a download recording of Agent Kristin talking about just that.