When does a writer make the leap to author?
This is a question I’ve pondered for years. I know what “they” say. By “they” I assume it means industry standards. They say a writer becomes an author once they become published. OK, let’s use that standard. Does that mean traditionally published or self-published?
First let me say I am not bashing self-publishing. I’ve thought about it many times myself. Please do not take this as an attack because it’s NOT.
So, you stay a “writer” until you get a book deal from a publisher. OK. Well, what if it’s a brand new publisher that no one has ever heard of? Does that count? Obviously if you’re lucky enough to get a deal from one of the “Big 5″ you have definitely morphed from writer to author. But why? Because you were in the right place at the right time? Continue reading