Wie Forbes-Autor Shel Israel das klassische Verlagsmodell aus Autorensicht zusammenfasst

Etwas zugespitzt, aus Sicht vieler Autoren aber durchaus treffend formuliert von Shel Israel, wie ich finde:

Traditional publishing, which gives authors a steadily diminishing amount of upfront money for a book in exchange for loss of control over our property. The publisher’s two strongest assets in a changing market are the ability to get products onto bookstore shelves and the ability to get reviews in traditional publications. Both of these are becoming less relevant than they used to be. As Rick Smolan described the situation he faced “Even the FedEx guy delivering the book would make more money” than the author.