With the rise of Independent Publishing, new authors are faced choices that didn't exist just a few short years ago. The old traditional routes to market still exist, independent publishing has become a lucrative option for those willing to put in the effort on the business, and hybrid solutions are becoming ever more popular.
When a new author tries to navigate these choices, the advice they receive is as passionate as it is inconsistent. Traditional authors vehemently defend their choice while independents can't imagine going that route. A simple question doesn't have a simple answer.
That's because the answer depends heavily on the person asking. If you want the prestige of having your books in stores across the country and being nominated for awards, then pursuing an agent then a Big 5 Publisher is the best way to do that. If you enjoy marketing and having complete creative freedom, then independent could be a good option for you.
Cobble Publishing is aimed at the ground in-between these two options. Our goal is to maximize revenue from an author's intellectual property, while allowing them to focus on what they love, writing. We treat our authors as partners, and we work with them to help sell books. We encourage involvement in marketing, and we provide coaching and support to teach our author's the most effective techniques.
Our authors aren't alone though, Cobble Publishing provides developmental edits, copy edits, and proof reading as needed for an individual work. We commission covers that capture the feel of the story while appealing to our target market. We commit to a marketing budget for a title and will use our expertise and platform to get an author's book in front of dedicated Fantasy readers.
At Cobble Publishing, we are completely transparent with our authors. We'll explain the techniques that made our founder, AC Cobble, one of the Top 5 Epic Fantasy debuts of 2016. If you want to achieve that level of success, reach out. We're happy to honestly explain the pros and cons of all of the different types of publishing. If our business model isn't right for your goals, that is Ok and we can part as friends. If, however, our model is in line with what you'd like to achieve, then we'd love to be partners with you.
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