So, getting published here in the Philippines is quite different from traditional publishing in the West. For one, there’s only one literary agent in the entire country, so unless you seek them out and they somehow give you the time of day, you probably won’t get a fair deal from the publisher.
One of my schoolmates in college got their Wattpad novel published, and the publisher gave them a one-time payment of 20,000 PHP (that’s about $350). That’s a little more than a month’s salary here in the Philippines, but as you all know, writing a novel is a laborious process that would probably take you months or even years (unless you’re doing NaNo, but let’s forget about that for a moment).
Does anyone know any publishers here in the Philippines who have fair rates or do royalties? Specifically, the ones who seek out and publish Wattpad authors. I don’t want to spend a whole year writing and editing multiple drafts only to be handed out a month’s pay for it. Labor is labor.