The big publishing houses
How many of you have tried approaching the big publishing houses, and what sort of response did you get? How long did it take? Anyone have submitted and waiting for word from them? Do you think self publishing will eventually replace the big houses, or do you think there's a place for both? How do you think the image of self publishing has changed in the last few years, or has it? Are you aware Kirkus Reviews has a separate arm for reading self/indie press books? It's expensive though, around $ 400ish. How do you feel about having to promote yourself, and what sort of services would you be interested in taking advantage of, and for what price range? Would you consider paying for professional editing? I'm digging around for a nonfiction book I'm considering writing about self/indie publishing. That's why I'm probing, to see what topics are of interest to all of you. I'll probably have further follow-up questions after I see what responses I get. Thanks!