PUBLISHING IS PERILOUS, BUT ALSO SOMETIMES REWARDING. SINCE MOVING FROM FULL-TIME WRITING TO FULL-TIME PUBLISHING, WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR EXPERIENCE, POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE?
Yes. It is perilous. I only had a view of this, barely, because I was a backseat driver, one of those authors who always chided the publisher for not enough publicity, do more, do more. But now that I have taken the wheel, at the firm that published my first two novels, no less, I see things a bit more clearly. It is a difficult business. Both for the pocket and soul. The pirates dictate how you price your books. You are in competition with yourself. Cost of finance in high in Nigeria. There are issues with power and noisy generators that affect productivity in the editorial department. Then there is what reading reams and reams of bad submissions does to someone. It is killing; bad writing kills me.
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