The Heidi Thorne Show

Why Publishers Aren’t Just Interested in Your Book | Episode 62

December 11, 2018

You might think you've written the next great novel. And even if you have, traditional publishers and agents are interested in more than just your book. Find out what they want in this episode.

Blog: Self Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing: Which One is Right for You?

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Timestamp show notes (click on timestamp to view segment on YouTube):

0:50 Self publishing or traditional publishing?

0:58 Self Publishing Survey results on authors who consider traditional book deals

1:42 Why authors still consider traditional publishing route

2:58 Why traditional publishing takes so long

4:20 Why your book almost doesn't matter when pursuing a book deal

4:36 What traditional publishers really want

6:08 Why you might end up in a publisher's slush pile

6:37 How agents help authors get published (if you can get an agent)

9:30 Why authors turn to self publishing... and why I only self publish