You’re writing a book. Perhaps you’re shopping around for a literary agent. If you are, stop doing that.
Consider self-publishing. Not only will you get paid faster, you’ll also keep more of your money.
This article, Meet The A-List Authors Of E-Book Self Publishing | paidContent, reports:
“By contrast, when Eisler self publishes, he earns 70 percent of each Amazon sale—forever. And though he doesn’t get an advance, he starts earning sooner. If Eisler had gone with St. Martin’s, his book wouldn’t have been available until next spring. By self-publishing, he says, he can make it available earlier and gain an extra year of sales.”