I didn't always self-publish. Several years ago, I had two books published by a small indie firm and I learned from that initial experience. I did all the marketing and selling and incurred all the associated expenses therein while the publisher kept all (or almost all) the revenue. Both books received a number of positive reviews and the reviews convinced me I didn't need a publisher; my stories were good enough to merit publication and I could do it myself.
In addition, I got tired of pursuing the "standard" industry models. Most agents never responded to my queries and the novel submission process can take years before a "yes" or "no" is received.
Perhaps this has changed in the last few years, but I'm not interested in pursuing it. I will listen to proposals from agents and publishers if any of them wish to contact me.
Does anyone have different or similar experiences? I'd like to hear about them
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