Writing a book in our modern era creates a bit of a dilemma. Authors have to seriously consider whether they want to go the traditional route when publishing or self-publish. In the past, if an author self-published, people assumed they could not hack it and that publishers were not interested. Today, self-publishing is the way to go for a variety of reasons. I made that decision for many reasons. I wanted to maintain creative control and after talking to other authors I discovered that first time authors do not get much help from their publisher when it comes to marketing. For me, the only reason I even considered the traditional route was because I figured marketing would be easier. But if I was on my own with marketing, I might as well go all the way on my own.
But I did not have to go it alone. Writestream Publishing, LLC was there to guide me on the path. My editor, Daria DiGiovanni, took my rough manuscript and polished it into a piece I could truly be proud to share with the world. Daria and Lisa Tarves formatted and prepared my book for publishing both as a paperback and a digital book in such a way that both versions passed the review process quickly and easily. Even more than the technical side of publishing, the ladies at Writestream Publishing got me through the frustrations that accompany the process and even when I was frazzled, Daria kept her cool and encouraged me to continue. Writestream was invaluable to me and I look forward to working with them again on future projects. I highly recommend them! You can find them here: http://writestreampublishing.com/