Friday, August 16, 2013

No Romancce Publisher is Perfect.

If you repeat this enough times to truly believe it, you will go into the romance publishing world with your eyes wide open.  Print or ebook, its all the same.

Of the publishers I used to be with and currently with, or ones I am considering, there have been reports on ALL of them in one area or another when you google their names.

From blatant favoritism, to poor editing, to poor royalty reports or no payment at all....to late or substandard cover art, poor communication and rude and unprofessional behavior, it makes one wonder why to go with a publisher at all.

 Why did I? I wanted to establish my pen name, also, I did not want the hassle of self-pubbing. I\d rather hand off that stuff to someone else. Will I self-pub at some point? I never say never.

Remember no publisher is your buddy. Don't drink the koolaid for any epublisher. Stay professional and don't praise them too much publically, nor rip them a new one on social media. All communications between yourself and a publisher should be kept private. If anyone else wants to reveal more, that is up to them.

There is one thing to remember about all the complaints you may come across. It could be just one person's bad experience or it could be a sign of deeper concerns. Monitor closely and often.

Always keep your focus on your game plan. Make the decision right for you.Why do I keep flogging this comatose horse? To share what I have learned, of course, but also to remind myself to not take my eye off the ball.

Always go with your gut instinct. It's usually right.


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    1. Thanks so much! I must be morphing into a wise old sage, must call me Dumbledore ;)

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  2. Great post, Karyn. Very true words.

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    1. Thanks Suzi, I have to keep reminding myself of this on an ongoing basis!

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