This excerpt is from “Success, Your Path to a Successful Book,” by Maralyn D. Hill & Brenda C. Hill.

Are you on a budget? The difference between POD, self publishing and a more prestigious, and costly literary press was more than double if we accepted the publisher’s proposal.

How much editorial license are you willing to give up? For us, the traditional publisher, who would have taken twelve to fifteen months to publish, had the final say on the title, editing and cover. Instead, we self-edited, then used our own editor, and chose our own cover.

Traditional publishing is what we may all dream about, but not realistic to expect, unless you are well-known. You can be just as successful using POD or self publishing if you are willing to market your book.