Wow, more vanity presses to avoid. The list keeps getting longer. Makes me feel better about the services I offer writers.
…Now more than ever authors are in the driver’s seat. Not all of them, not all the time but more than a decade ago, certainly.
In the case of Random House, authors associations pressured it into playing nicer with authors. In the case of Day, when an author does want to play with a publisher, it’s generally on the author’s terms. And in the case of a self-published author topping the best-seller list, when authors play the game without the help of a publisher, sometimes they win.