Another quote from a supporter of traditional publishing: they refer to “the paid affiliates of C[reate]S[pace], iUniverse etc…who prey upon the uninformed, delusional, first-time author”
Perhaps they only meant the first-time authors who are already uninformed and delusional, though I have the clear impression they feel this way about any author who would choose to publish their own work.
The traditional publishing industry has one interest: its own financial continuation. They’re awfully quick to point the money-grubbing finger at their print-on-demand competition who wouldn’t exist if there wasn’t a market.
My interest in your book is to help you ship a work of art you can be proud of; to fulfill your dream of becoming an author—and, where it makes sense, to create an income stream around your writing.