H is for Hybrid

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!

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