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Traditional Publishing: Obsolete or Still Viable?

In my last entry, I noted that we are in a Golden Age of book publishing. The technology revolution has made it easy and inexpensive for anyone to become an independent publisher, including you. Is traditional publishing obsolete? Advantages of Traditional Publishing Of course not. Publishing with them still has advantages: They pick up most of the costs for editing, design, typesetting, printing, fulfillment, and distribution. They can attract big-name endorsements for their books (but so can you if you know how to locate them, ask them, and not give up if you don’t hear back). You have a better chance of getting an advance — which in the academic market is often more than all the royalties you’ll ever receive. They are more likely to get their books translated […]

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