Some are easy to work with and some more demanding.
THey are business people; once you look at it in that perspective, you need to provide them with something they can hopefully sell to offset their costs of producing it.
I'm still very new to this process. In fact my first book, a 30-day devotional called Faith Lifts, is being edited for publication as we speak. It was more difficult than I imagined it would be to connect with a publisher. Unless you have previously published something, you are a big name, or you have an agent, they basically are not interested. Of course the self-publishing and print-on-demand companies are an option, but I preferred to go through a traditional publishing company this time.
Very bad.First one (iuniverse) set a price which I considered too high for such a small book,and present one (Jones Harvest) too a full year to publish it,after promising that it would take only two weeks.
The only experience with publishers is with Tate Publishing, and I highly recommend them.
Not had any yet really. I will try to get an agent first.
I have attempted to get a couple of shorts published with a couple of magazines but I don't think that experience counts really as there have only been two.
Not any other than Poetry Now that I was paying out money to them that I could not manage to pay. I need help to get the right publishers for my work but help to get my work right before I send it away.
Like any writer, lots of rejections but a lot of good feedback and enough success to keep me writing.
I've had a mixed relationship with them and I've only been with small presses. On one hand, they're great and get your work out there. Yet there they take so long with edits and rewrites and boggle you with all these suggestions on how to change your work. Often, you don't agree with their opinions. But in the end, you need them.
I have only submitted seven or eight articles.
I've only had one publisher and I did a lot of research to find them. They were the only small publisher that I could not find any negative information about in my internet research. Wheatmark publishing out of Tucson, AZ.
Heh. Well, real print publishers, I submit, I don't hear anything for a long time, I call, they dig my manuscript out of wherever it was they had it hidden, and send it back to me with a boilerplate rejection letter. Online publishers I do better with, but that's because online publishers rarely pay anything. I can always find someone who is happy to publish my work if they don't have to pay for it or actually print it up. One of my novels has been 'published' by PublishAmerica, but that hardly counts as publication. I also once had a story published by Cavalier Magazine, which is about my only professional sale to date.
I published a few on my own and absolutely loved the experience. Lulu is a wonderful site that has allowed me to fulfill my dream. I have always wanted to be a published author, but I also wanted to be a publisher too.