iWriterly Video: Pros & Cons of Traditional Publishing

Let’s talk about the pros and cons of traditional publishing, which typically includes getting a literary agent and then a publishing deal at a publishing house.

 

Topics covered in this video:

  • Publishing costs: Who pays?
  • The business side of publishing
  • Book quality
  • Validation and perceived legitimacy
  • Literary agents
  • Advances (earning out)
  • Royalties
  • Book marketing
  • Distribution
  • Trade reviews
  • Bestseller lists
  • Rights
  • Creative control
  • Publishing a series
  • Paydays
  • How long are books in bookstores?

 

THIS IS THE SECOND VIDEO IN A THREE-PART SERIES:

  1. Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing
  2. Pros and Cons of Traditional Publishing
  3. Why I Chose to Self-Publish My Debut Novel (An Adult Space Opera)

 

 

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