Things get more serious: Money becomes involved
In other words, iUniverse starts spending its own time and money backing the book.
In other words, if a publisher gets behind a book, it has to make absolutely sure it really is that good:
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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.