The vast majority of books traditionally published never earn out their advance. They go out of print. They are now dead. This never happens to a self-published work. It can only go up, either in sales or by being picked up in a deal that you choose. The top-down approach is one where you leave options open. Self-publishing leaves all options open (it didn’t used to). Traditional publishing leaves almost no options open (this hasn’t changed).

My Advice to Aspiring Authors – Hugh Howey. (2020). Retrieved 23 June 2020, from https://hughhowey.com/my-advice-to-aspiring-authors/

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