Attendee question: If you move from self-publishing to traditional publishing, does all the momentum you created in marketing your book come to a screeching halt while it goes into production?
The crowd laughed. But the agents went on to explain it will take 9-15 months minimum for a major house to publish your book—yes, even though it’s already written. And usually the publishing contract will specify a date when you need to stop selling your self-pubbed version. This is worth considering if you’re thinking about approaching traditional publishers with your self-published book.
POSTED BY JESSICA STRAWSER, Editor, WD magazine