Episode #206

What Is The Publishing Industry Really Like?

One big decision all writers face is the matter of publishing: traditional or self? It’s not an easy choice, which is why Ari and Rachel are joined on the podcast this week by Wendy Simpson who discusses what the traditional publishing industry is really like.

In this episode, we cover:

  • The main benefits of traditional publishing
  • Benefits of having an agent
  • What control the author has
  • A typical publishing timeframe
  • Extras authors might not know about traditional publishing

As always, thanks for listening and for your continued support of the show.

About Wendy Simpson

About Wendy Simpson

Published author of fantasy and science-fiction. Repped by Anne Tibbets of the Donald Maas Agency. Associate member of the SFWA, ESWA, Author’s Guild. My high fantasy TINDERBOX AVAILABLE NOW! Its sequel, Tarotmancer publication date: 6/13/23. Girl Gamer, aka RunicNightshade. Bibliophile. Gardener. Chocoholic. Cat person. Breast Cancer Warrior.

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Rachel Poli

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Rachel Poli is a multi-genre author with a soft spot for mystery.

She often experiments with short stories and flash fiction, however, she's currently working on the first book of her detective fiction series.

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