By Tracking I am speaking of tracking your book. It could be Sales, Royalties, Reviews, or something altogether different. There are a lot of methods out there and I assume they are successful, especially if they’ve been around a lot.
But of greater importance was the lack of control. We’re not control freaks, but when you pour your heart and talent into a project you want to have control of how it is published and marketed.
In 2014 my wife, Teresa, and I went out to lunch at a small McDonalds located in Murdock, part of greater Port Charlotte, and made a very important decision. As we sat there we discussed my writing career and the possibility of hers although at that time she hadn’t started writing her first novel yet. The upshot of that meeting was the establishment of T&R Independent Books.
I believe that if the author is going to invest his or herself into writing a book, any book, then they deserve to benefit from it.