The discussion regarding the relative merits of traditional publishing vs local publishing is gaining ground in this age of widespread digital connectivity. Participate in this forum to discuss if it is still important to be geographically close to book publishing companies near mein today's age of increased globalization. Discuss with me the benefits and drawbacks of collaborating with regional publishing houses as opposed to working with large, established publishing houses. Investigate the success stories of authors who choose to work with other writers in their immediate area as well as those who chose to publish their work in a wider publishing environment. Let's get to the bottom of this mess and figure out whether or not having tight ties to a book publishing corporation gives an author an advantage in today's competitive literary environment.