Print on Demand (POD) published is everywhere. Even Amazon.com’s doing it now, with CreateSpace.
However, traditional publishing is still the goal if you’re writing a book, Got a Manuscript? Publishing Now a Snap – New York Times as this NYT article points out:
“For most aspiring authors, a book deal with a major publishing house remains the ultimate dream, however.
Big companies like Random House Inc. or HarperCollins Publishers can promote authors on a national scale and get titles in major bookstores. Professional editors also polish copy in the traditional publishing world, a step that can transform a manuscript into a best-seller or perhaps a masterpiece.
”The value and cachet of being with a larger house is still something authors value,” said Tina Jordan, vice president of the Association of American Publishers.”
Traditional publishing may take longer than POD, but in the end it’s worth it, because a major house is handling your book, and you receive professional editing.
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