- I get to work with lots of talented and skilled writers. I learn as much from them as they learn from me. Perhaps more.
- I get to do what I like doing without feeling guilty about it. I do put quite a lot of effort into my own writing but I can’t do that all of the time so what can I do the rest of the time? I can put effort into other people’s writing and marketing.
- I have considerable control over the publishing process.
- I now understand more about the publishing process.
- We’ve produced a lot of books that have made us very proud.
- I get a lot of emails and the urgent ones always seem to come when I’ve got the least time.
- I have to manage a lot of expectation.
- I throw my own money and a lot of my time at projects and I don’t always see a return, at least not for a long time.
- A lot of writers are wary of publishers and cast us as villains. I’m not villain, honestly.
- Some writers start with us and then go on to other (better? Maybe, maybe not) things. They don’t always continue to engage with us.