Also, I'm a fledgling publisher on a grassroots campaign to find out more about what authors are looking for in a publisher. The world is changing.. Clearly, publishers aren't doing the job they should be anymore. If there are other writers on here (and if by some miracle Stephen King reads this post your feedback would be so invaluable) please let me know the greatest value your publisher has provided you. I'm not trying to solicit business (I want to prove myself before I start soliciting writers - seriously). I'm looking for data.
I've already asked the self-published community why they have gone in that direction and have had the chance to ask a few traditionally published authors the same. But, the more information I have the better I can serve writers. I'm especially looking for writers with a long history of published books, (again not so I can snag business) so I can learn the pitfalls encountered with publishers. I want to try to avoid any and all possible concerns so I'm known as a competent, ethical, and effective publisher. So, if anyone has a minute to share I'd really appreciate it.
Thanks for your time and consideration.