P.C. Zick

I went the traditional route early in my career which began in 1998. A small publisher in California picked up my first book. I tried traditional publishing for my next two books, but gave up chasing the prize in 2007. I continued to write, but stayed out of the fray of querying. I even had an agent for two years prior to 2007. In 2012, I woke up and discovered the new world of Indie Authors and published the novel I began in 2007.

I love the control in deciding title, cover, and details of promotion.

The hardest part of being an Indie Author is the learning curve involved in marketing. However, I believe that same learning curve exists for the traditionally published author today until they’re Stephen King.

The best advice I can give is to persevere. Even on days when it seems as if nothing is happening, get up and write; get up and do one marketing thing. For today, doing this interview is one of my marketing things. And then go back to the writing.

I would absolutely choose this route again. I love the freedom in deadlines and choices. When I published traditionally, I still had to do the same amount of marketing without the control. This route isn’t for everyone, but it certainly fits me.

We’d like to thank P.C. Zick for sharing her time and expertise with us. If you’d like to learn more about this writer and her books, please visit her website at pczick.com.