SW 009 - Should You Choose SF Trad or Indie?

January 28, 2019

In this episode I talk about why you might want to pursue a traditional publishing deal, starting with short stories in magazines, (and SF has many opportunities to get published in magazines) or develop a following as an indie publisher.

I think the main takeaway is that you don't have to choose one or the other. You're going to write more than one book in your career, and each new project is a new decision on the best path forward.

I'm doing my best to understand how these markets are different, how readers consume them, and what the future might hold.

Also, what does all this mean for the "field" of science fiction when established taste-makers don't seem to acknowledge that the indie market exists and is rapidly outpacing the traditional market?

Mentioned in this episode:

Blackfish City by Sam Miller

AI Superpowers by Kai-Fu Lee

Thanks for listening!

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