Wednesday, 24 October 2012

The Artist Unleashed: DOING IT FOR MYSELF by Talli Roland

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  1. Talli is a success story and an inspiration. Self-publishing takes effort and money I don't feel I have to spend. I'm still trying to traditional route, which, as we can see, is sloooow going.

    Good luck to Talli! I'm a big fan of her books.

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    1. Thank you so much, Theresa! I'm a big believer in choice for writers, and I think the only one who decide the right route is you. Kudos for sticking to your guns right now! I know it's tempting to self-publish.

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  2. It's awesome how many options there are for writers these days. I'm often seeing articles that worry about the publishing industry, but I think it's a great time to be writing books no matter which avenue you choose.

    Congrats on your successes, Talli!

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    1. Thank you, Laura. I couldn't agree more - it's a wonderful time to be a writer.

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  3. Thanks so much for hosting me today, Jess!

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    1. Thanks so much for being here! It's always a pleasure :-)

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  4. Your story is so inspirational, Talli. I have a mixture of traditionally published books and self-published ones. I've self-published 3 novels that were taken on by a German publisher but weren't published anywhere else and I've also published two of my Austen addicts books myself and two collections of short stories and I've been delighted with the results!

    I love that authors have more choice now and that talented writers are now able to connect to readers directly. It's definitely an exciting time to be an author!

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    1. Victoria, I'm inspired by you! You seem to have the perfect mix of traditional and self-publishing - I'm impressed that you were able to embrace the possibilities and have an open mind about it.

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  5. Great topic. Not yet published, I'm considering going the self,e-pub way, though the marketing effort of that I know is monumental. Fun to see you here.

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    1. Hi Em! Good to see you here, too. :)

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  6. So Awesome! Talli summed up exactly my logic when I decided to make the leap to indie publishing. I'm thrilled to hear about your success, T! Can't wait to see how far you go~ :o) <3

    *waves to Jessica*

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    1. And I can't wait to see how far *you* go! Yay for getting novels out there!

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  7. Congrats talli! You are an inspiration in the self pub age. A part of me wishes I had the time and capacities to self pub. Alas. No money to hire out for things like book cover, editing, ow formatting and I certainly don't feel equipped to do all that myself.

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    1. Thanks, Katie! I think it's important to recognise what it takes and what your limits are, so it sounds like you've made the right decision to hold off.

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  8. Ooh Talli! I didn't know you'd signed with an agent for translation rights! That's AWESOME!!!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! I know - I keep forgetting to actually 'announce' it. :)

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  9. Very interesting info. I've always thought self-pub is a possibility, but I'm still querying for a bit yet.

    It's good to read posts like this so we have the information when we need it. Thanks for sharing your experience, Talli!

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    1. My pleasure, DG! Best of luck with your querying. It's great to have options these days.

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    2. Oops! I'm in the wrong Google account! D'oh.

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  10. Talli is the best! So happy for your success.

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    1. Okay, I'm back to being Talli.

      Thanks, Matt!

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  11. I loved your latest book. Thanks for sharing your decision-making process.

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  12. Talli's been one of my heroes for a long time. I'm so glad things are working well. Love your covers.

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    1. Aw, thank you so much, Donna. That's so lovely to hear!

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  13. Talli, nothing was going to slow you down!

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    1. Let's hope it's the same for the future, Alex... :)

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  14. You've done great, Talli! I think HOW to publish is partially a genre question and partially a personality question, but I think for your books and personality, you've definitely hit it just right.

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    1. Yes, that's a great point, Hart. My genre tends to do well in self-publishing, while others don't. And I agree not everyone has the personality to self-publish.

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  15. I loved The Hating Game. Talli's hard work and success is an inspiration. I ePublish and have never been happier. It is empowering to control your own destiny in this business.

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    1. Thank you so much, Donna! And I couldn't agree more - it is SO empowering!

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  16. Your words are definitely great advice for any writer to consider. I find the publishing landscape terrifying and liberating. I am self publishing my second novel and loving the freedom it offers; however, having worked for several publishers, there is nothing to compare to those marketing resources. Regardless, I think you've hit the nail on the head with a clear fact-- at least we have more choices now than ever before. Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to reading your work.

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  17. Hi Jess and Talli - yes .. Talli has inspired us all - as we jog along her writing road with her and I love her follow through thoughts here ..

    You're both doing so much to help us all in the writing world - I love just listening on the sidelines and thinking before I move across .. congratulations and good luck to you both ..

    Cheers Hilary

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  18. Can't wait for The Pollyanna Plan, Talli!

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