Book Blogger Hop—Traditional vs Indie Publishing

This week’s question comes to us from Julie @ JadeSky who asks—

Are you more willing to read traditionally published books than self-published (indie) books? Or do you not have a preference? 

This would have been a much, much easier question to answer ten years ago. I remember when all of the indie authors I could find on Facebook were poorly-edited vanity productions, but then Blake Crouch and JA Konrath and Amanda Hocking and Hugh Howey blew the lid off the joint, and all bets have been off since then.

I admit that I am still a smidgen reluctant to try a new, untested, unproven indie author, but I’m also a little reluctant to try ANY new author. I’m a little stuck in my ways.

I will say that one of the things that I always thought traditional publishing had going for it was good, consistent editing, but the sheer number of corrections I send to Amazon each week has me convinced that even the traditional publishers don’t bother with editing, beyond the author’s bestie giving it a glance.

Seriously? Does NO ONE know what bemused means?

So. to sum up, I guess I no longer have any real preference, although I do probably give indie books a second look before I snag them.

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book-related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog

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