Sadly Is Traditional Publishing Becoming a Thing of the Past — Sam H Arnold

Over the last couple of months, I have been querying publishers and agents for my crime novel. Although I have published several books myself, I wanted to try a more traditional route for this book. It is the old story about the grass seeming greener somewhere else. Also, there is a certain amount of snobbery with writing. Are you a published author if you are self-publishing?

Every week without fail, I query one agent or publishing house, but I have started to see some surprising trends. With my copy of Artists and Writers, I have been working my way through the lists of those that would be suitable for my book. The first shock was that 90 per cent of those listed have either closed their doors to submissions or closed their doors altogether. It appears that publishing might be another casualty of the pandemic. So many publishing houses have disappeared from the market, except for the huge houses that are less likely to take on a new writer.

Sadly Is Traditional Publishing Becoming a Thing of the Past

About Wichita Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's
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