A Question of Quality

I came across a troubling comment on a blog the other day. The writer said she’d never read a self-published book — and never would — because such work lacked quality. Leaving aside the obvious fact that it’s impossible to judge any book without reading it, the clear assumption is that traditionally published books are…

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Why I Left Traditional Publishing

In 2011, I completed a multi-book, six-figure contract with the publishing house where I’d been for more than 15 years. When I submitted a new 3-book proposal, my editor loved the ideas but the publishing brass wanted to cut my advances for these books in half. The “numbers didn’t support” my current advance level, so they said…

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