by Jane Friedman (@JaneFriedman), The Hot Sheet
Whether you’re an unpublished or published writer, one area where everyone should exercise caution is when entering book contests and competitions. The rewards of winning them can be very low, and the cost to enter very high. Still, contests can play an important role in helping emerging writers get noticed and achieve recognition for work that might otherwise go unnoticed.
While direct access to IngramSpark is free, uploading a book and maximizing your sales with distribution across all four corners of the globe does have a cost. (Wait a second…globes don’t have corners?)
What you pay for is a greater value through an experienced and reliable self-publishing partner.
Take a look for yourself. With more potential money in your pocket per book sale, you’d be hard pressed to find the same excellent
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