if a publisher gets behind a book, it has to make absolutely sure it really is that good:
Self-publishing companies want to publish good books, and to have those books sell because the publisher makes money from these sales, creating revenue streams independent of acquiring new titles and all the work that involves.
What this money buys for a song or a book that would otherwise be lost in a blizzard of titles is the opportunity to get noticed, and if it’s as good as the publisher thinks it is, to sell.
not that Traditional Publishing didn’t pump out quantities of poor quality books for profits: Penny Dreadfuls anyone?
on most sites, there simply is no wall keeping self-published books outside and in their own ‘lesser’ place.
iUniverse and the publishing path of the novel A Perfect Blindness Part 1 When I decided I wanted to write a book back in high school, there were two ways to get a book into print. The traditional path, which was serpentine and slow, essentially required two gate keepers to say yes: either an agent […]
On the street, we walk, the survivors. Along side us are the workers of the fish market, in boots, jeans, t-shirts, aprons. I ask where the ferry is.
“Back in hell. Just turn around, and hang a left in the middle of hell.”