|08-25-2012, 08:53 AM||#1|
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Huffington Post - The New Vanity Publishing : Traditional Publishing
In the wake of the Grafton kerfuffle, there seems to be a bit more attention to the current state of publishing in the mainstream media and the subtleties between self-publishing, indie publishing, and Vanity Press publishing.
The Huffinton Post is hosting an interesting piece:
As the piece makes clear with links, the meme isn't new.
Scott Nicholson in 2010, for one:
As far back as 2004--way before Kindle and Kindle Select self-publishing--it was being observed that traditional publishing wasn't adding much value to a lot of books:
What I find most striking is that the question is now actually open to discussion. What exactly does your typical, non-Turow writer actually get out of traditional publishing?
|08-25-2012, 09:36 PM||#2|
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Many people equate a brand name or a long established company with quality and/or value.
All things appearing equal (quality, price etc.) many of us will take the name brand over the no-name or unknown name brand.
I think the idea that an established publisher thinks enough of the work to publish it is pretty important to an unpublished author. And whether the book is edited or promoted by the publisher is secondary.
Being accepted by a major publisher is probably a big ego boost to those that need it. Less money but more prestige.
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