We’ve all done this at some point: picked up a book and assumed it must be of quality because it’s gone through a traditional publishing process. We’ve also likely been disappointed more than once by that initial assumption. Whether it’s poor copy editing or simply a bad story, it’s important to remember that not every traditionally published book is bad.
Having this understanding is so important for new authors. For one, it gives them realistic expectations about the quality of their books. No book has to be perfect. No author has a perfect understanding of the writing process. Any advice you receive from another author, no matter how they got published, should be taken with a grain of salt. After all, it’s your writing journey.
First aired November 28, 2022.