I thought this was an interesting read.
Recently British author Harry Bingham and American publishing consultant Jane Friedman conducted a survey entitled “Do You Love Your Publisher?” The survey measured how satisfied authors were with various aspects of their publishing experiences. The results are enlightening.
1. The majority of those responding were authors who had published 5-6 books, and most of those books were with large, traditional publishers. Most of these authors were represented by agents. So the results reflect how experienced authors see publishing. That in and of itself is interesting because it’s hard to find data on this group of authors. Self-published writers have been surveyed far more vigorously. Learn more.