Do you suspect your publisher favors one or a select few of their authors over other authors within their publishing house? Maybe your publisher and the staff frequently spotlights a certain author, his or her books and successes over the rest? Maybe you feel your efforts aren’t getting noticed over those other “special” in-house author’s.
Is it wrong for a publisher to play favorites?
Why would a publisher play favorites?
- Certain authors have a bigger platform/readership and make more sales, bringing in more money.
- Certain authors are also staff members acting as editors, marketing consultants, book cover artists, proof readers, etc.
- They somehow developed an online relationship with the author, possibly through emails, social networking, writers groups, etc.
Reasons why favoritism should be eradicated within publishing houses?
- It invokes feelings of jealousy, mistrust and unfairness.
- It prevents other authors from feeling part of the group or community.