Now Playing: Traditional Publishers
I don't know how many times I have tried to get one of my books published using the traditional route. First, it was going directly through to the publishers, then, more of them wanted a "represented" author, so I went through agents.
Sure, there was an occasional bite, but then it seemed that I would never hear from them again. It was disheartening as well as time consuming. (Not to mention the amount of stamps I had to go through.)
So now I have the ability to publish my own books, and you look through the Amazon blogs and you find that there are those readers who aren't so kind to those of us who "self-publish." The truth is, I have only started getting into this self-publish thing and I haven't really read many authors who are into it - though I plan on changing that.
I've been reading one - John Soennichsen's "The Fat Detective" and it is pretty good. Not much difference between that and a regular published book. Yet, there are those who will not give such a book the time of day because it is "self-published".
I have also read some lousy published books, so I can't say one is superior to the other. As far as grammer and typo's go, I'm not perfect myself, so an occasional one won't get to me but if it was constant throughout a book, I guess that would bother me.
So my point? My point is don't judge a book by the publisher. Don't assume all self-publishers are bad writers. Don't throw the baby out with the bath water. Don't count your eggs before their hatched? Don't put the cart before the horse? Don't put all your eggs in one basket? Somebody needs to stop me before I overdose on the cliches.
Anyway, here's a very good article that tells a little about what we writers go through to try to go the traditional route.