Bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith has raised an interesting warning about how agents might be turning on authors and bring to publishing the kind of record company accounting that has long been the bane of musicians.
His advice for avoiding this minefield: Do it yourself.
Yes, you might have to learn a few new things, hire someone to help you with a cover, but folks, this is not rocket science.
And what if you don’t have that skill set, or the time or inclination to invest in learning it?
Writers, if you need help, go to the services that charge a simple lump sum for the service provided. Those services are professional designers instead of agents. The services, for a set fee, not a percentage, can even put the book up for you. You keep the control. You get all the money.
It’s nice to see an accomplished pro sharing such sage advice.