The truth of the matter is I do not want to self publish. I know a lot of authors who do and are wonderful at it. They are savvy businesswomen and will have wonderful, lucrative careers in self publishing. I have the contacts. I have the know how. I have the business sense. But at the end of the day, in a perfect world, I wouldn’t self publish. If I had a publisher I trusted, was familiar with and would pay the royalty rate I would be satisfied with, I’d be happy not to self publish at all.
~Author Maya Banks in an interview
Yep. That’s about the size of it. And I have never seen a hint of whisper of a chance of having a relationship like that with any publisher.