Henry Herz just shared this lovely flowchart as a guide for writers who are—or should be—weighing their publishing options. I want to start showing it to every prospective client before I offer representation. The effect, I hope, might be akin to getting a second opinion before undergoing surgery.
My thanks to Herz and The Write Life for authorizing the dissemination of their infographic. Five years from now, people will look at this chart and wonder why it wasn’t always common knowledge. Right now, it’s still breaking news to most people.