Last week we asked our community on Facebook to answer this question: For those who’ve been traditionally published, what have been some of the pros and cons?
Here’s what they had to say:
Stephanie Chandler: Pros for me were bookstore placement, which mattered more years ago when most sales were still happening in stores. The cons: lack of control, low royalties earned (around $1 per book) and slow time to market (usually a year). For all of these reasons and more, I chose to leave traditional publishing behind and I’ve never regretted it for a moment!
Anne Janzer: I am traditionally published in Japan – I would not know how to navigate foreign markets and translation on my own. But other than that I agree with what Stephanie said. As a nonfiction author, I love the control of being my own publisher.
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