For a long time now, I’ve been listening to writers saying that traditional publishers are intimidated by self-publishing companies. Quite frankly, it’s beginning to annoy me.
What mostly annoys me is how too many of us have bought that lie. It’s to their advantage if we keep believing it. Publishing is a business, after all. The nature of which is self-serving. And aren’t we all self-serving? That’s human nature too, not just the nature of business. That instinctive, self-preservation exists on all levels – societal, emotional, financial – not just the physical.
But I digress… back to the publishing…
Let’s look at some of the likely steps of buying a book through the traditional model, from the viewpoint of the publisher:
1) Publishing house has large number of acquisition editors.
2) Each acquisition editor receives thousands of query letters from authors. In the case of non-fiction, this may be a…
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