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Sharika K. Forde

Sharika K. Forde

Question: Traditional publishing or self-publishing: which is the future?

Due to technology, I believe self-publishing is the future. Authors can upload an ebook online, allowing them to bypass the process of crossing their fingers and hoping that their manuscript is accepted by a traditional publishing company. The downside of self-publishing vs. traditional is that the author is 100% responsible for marketing and getting the word out. It takes a lot of patience, commitment and persistence to gain readers. But knowing that there are strangers walking around, falling in love with your words and your book is an incredible feeling and worth the time and effort in pursuing your writing goals.

About Sharika K. Forde

Leading her life by love and laughter, Sharika K. Forde has a passion for creative expression. Her journey to self-worth began as a senior in high school when she became a teen mom. She began writing as a form of personal healing. She now shares her poetry in hopes that others will be awakened to bare their gift.

The Awakening: Book of Poems is available at:
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