What has been your experience with publishers?
I've had one book traditionally published and two more self-published. I've written for mainstream print magazines and newspapers but I also do a lot of on-line content. You could say I'm all over the map when it comes to being published.
Interesting. I find that getting your book published is nowhere near the end of the road. It's far too early in the beginning of the road. Publishers are always eager to find new voices, but spreading the word about them is a whole different thing. So that's where I stand with publishers. They're great partners, to get your book printed -- but to sell the book, you need other partners.
My experience with publishers is many more "no thank you's" than I'd prefer to discuss. I have also noticed from their replies that their superiors should manage a bit closer, follow up and impose a bit of accountability from some of the initial contact personnel. It is evident from their replies and questions they had not bothered to read anything that was sent to them. Obviously, few actually do their job.
I haven't had any.
I'm not yet having experience with publisher .. i just publish my stories by my-self and i just distribute it around my middle school, my relatives, etc.. my experience not really far yet.
Mostly good. But you got to take the good with the bad.
Jade Sperry (jadedphotography.me)
I've had good and bad experiences. Overall, I think the good outweighs the bad. I've learned a lot and I'm glad that even though I had bad experiences, I did learn something from it.
I have always self-published, so I have no experience with print publishers.
I have had good feed back from publishers and I have had a publisher who I thought to be very reputable steal my manuscript. My sister called me from a book store one day and said, "Listen to this, I'm reading your story with the names changed." I had sent a manuscript in online for a contest. I suppose I won and lost on that one!
I have worked with at least five different publishers, and to me they often seem to be quite human, even nice.
I was rejected once many years ago, which was both terrible and terrific. Terrific because the editor included a note with the rejection, in which she commented on the ending of the story. It took me a while to realize that she must have really liked the story if she read past the first sentence.
Beyond that, I have had no experience with publishers. I'm going it alone through Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing platform and Smashwords so far.
Well mostly rejections BUT one publisher wrote me a 5 page letter analyzing the last seal. It had a few areas of improvement but mainly praised the book. SO I thought - hang on I cant suck that bad.So that is when I decided to self publish.
I have only had one publisher so far, Findhorn Press. They were very nice. The only thing with smaller publishers, and bigger publishers if you aren't a bestselling author, is that you don't get a lot of assistance with promotion. You have to build a social media presence and remind people every now and then that you have a book. It can feel like promoting yourself as an indie.
Mine had been positive as of yet. My first novel was lucky enough to be published by May December Publications, and they also green lit a project I had in mind for a few years that included three other writers, and myself.
I now have an agent, Jeff Schmidt at NYCreative trying to sell my second full length to the big boys. That's not a reflection on anything other than just trying to keep taking the game to the next level.
I have had no experience with publishers. I found the whole "submitting manuscripts" process to be grueling and frustrating, so I elected to self-publish.
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