Did you know that in 2018 there were more than 1.5 MILLION books self published? Think about that for a moment. Over a million-and-a-half in one year alone. And the number is growing every single year! I think it's fair to say that self publishing is a viable publishing solution.
Nearly 100% of the books you see in Barnes & Noble have been traditionally published. These are books that were produced by an imprint of a publisher such as Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins Publishers, Macmillian U.S., or Hachette Book Group.
Basic, but critical definitions:Traditional publishing -- provides all services with no upfront charge, is paid entirely through royalties from sales, has distribution to bookstores and other benefits that you couldn’t do as a self publisher.Small press -- doesn’t charge up front, publishes you but can’t do anything that you can’t do yourself.Vanity publisher -- charges … Continue reading Important Definitions of the Types of Publishing