Re: What comes first? The publisher or the agent?
That's all very well, Freelancer, but having stated your opinion, why do you feel it necessary to keep pushing it on people who are reading this thread because they do want to go the traditional route and want to know whether to try for an agent before approaching a publisher?
And on what do you base this 75% figure? I've been in the business for 20 years and a member of this forum for almost seven, and I can say without a doubt that I have met as many writers who still wish to go the traditional route as I have self-published authors.