|Steven suggested that Lee channel James Lipton from Inside the Actor's Studio before they start.|
Some agencies and publishers have been taking on clients and helping them self-publish. Steven explains that Writer's House does provide means to help their authors with their back list, but they are not becoming a publisher--they are just supporting their clients and advising them.
When asked about the value of publishing bridge books or extra content material, Steven said that the ninety-nine cent story could be a great way for an author to dip their toe in the water a little bit. But there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to digital and self-publishing. Everyone has different goals. Personally, he think publishers and editors do a great job, but part of your career is deciding what works best for your goals and personality.