Why would I still like to be traditionally published?

Although some people claim that traditional publishing is laying on its deathbed, I would still prefer being traditionally published than self. 

Self-published experience

Unfortunately, my first novel didn’t make it as traditionally published, so I decided to publish it myself and it didn’t go well.

At first couple of months, it was a part of KDP select program and 0 people read it. During my 5 days promotion, 30 people downloaded it and during that time I was running a Facebook ad campaign. 0 people commented on it. 

Later on, I decided to publish it on several other platforms. 0 people read it. 


I must admit that I don’t know anything about marketing. From day to day, I am trying to find out more, but the more I know, the less I want to be a publisher and a marketer. It just doesn’t suit me. It’s not my game.

Also, I know that if I were a traditionally published author, I would still have to do some marketing. I would probably need to have a platform, but, that’s not a problem because I enjoy blogging and communicating with different people.

Writing is what I like doing

What I enjoy the most is writing and every minute spent on marketing is a minute away from writing.

I know that I sound like a whining child, but that’s the way it is. I would rather have a lesser percentage from each book sale than having to do anything with marketing a book.

Physical Bookstores

Another thing is, I would really enjoy seeing my book in bookstores. I know that some authors have pushed their books into the shelves, but I cannot even imagine what they had to do in order to get there. And, if you look at the percentage of authors who have their books in physical stores, it is a really insignificant number.

Therefore, once I finish my next novel, I am going to query again. Hopefully, this time I will succeed.