Round-Up Question of the Week: For those who’ve been traditionally published, what have been some of the pros and cons?

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?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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