It is much the same for traditional publishing today. This is the reason many writers, myself included, have chosen to go the independent route. It is not that traditional publishing houses are evil. It is more that they are extremely one-sided with little to no support for the writers that create the work that keeps their business afloat, particularly the newbies and mid-listers.
So, today while I celebrate the birth of a great nation, I also celebrate one of my better decisions.
VIVA LA INDEPENDENCIA
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY