I was recently made aware of the term ‘hybrid author’. I’d never come across this description before, but after reading this article, I realised that it actually referred to people like me. As someone who has self-published and is also awaiting publication of my first traditionally published book, I had always considered that the way I work, in terms of publishing, was a bit clumsy and indecisive. I was slightly afraid that the self-publishing I do may endanger any chances I have in the future of getting further traditional deals.
This article gives everything a fresh perspective. It seems that self-publishing has well and truly moved from out of the shadows. Where it used to be considered a last resort, it’s now a valid career choice. It’s like having your Toblerone and eating it. If this way of working is being understood and accepted within the industry as a whole, it seems the second wave of the publishing revolution is about to begin. What an exciting prospect!
It is an exciting prospect! I had never heard the term ‘Hybrid Author’ either. Now, I can’t wait to self-publish my first book. 🙂
Oooh, yes, get right on it!
It is truly exciting. I’ve never heard that term before either… but it makes sense. I’m glad that self-publishing has moved out of the shadows… I work with my family so we sort of corporately self-publish… but after having my parents as editors, my sis-in law as my cover artist, and my brothers as my marketing/web-design/publicity team… I think it would make me very sad to move to a more “traditional” publishing house and lose all of that.
Wow, that’s an impressive set up. I feel quite jealous now. I need to train the rest of my family immediately!