Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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  1. Clyde Burns30 January, 2019

    Regarding “Comping White”. If minority authors can’t get in with the mainstream publishing industry (white barriers or otherwise) why don’t they go the self publish route?

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    1. Will Entrekin1 February, 2019

      Independent and corporate publishing are very different things. One key difference being that many mainstream publications (magazines, newspapers, radio programs, etc.) decline to consider “self-published” work for review and discussion, which means that it doesn’t become part of the conversation of literature, so to speak.

      While it’s good that KDP is an option that helps the situation overall (and not just for minority authors, but all authors), it’s not really a solution for the systemic issue.

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