I have read on this forum where many have said, "I'm not writing for money, I just want people to read, and love my books." To those seeking a standard publisher, you will need an agent. If an agent gets a hint you don't care about the money, they won't have any part of you even if you have the best book ever written. Agents make a percent of the money. Why would they take on a writer who don't care about the money? It is like saying..."I'm not going to work very hard helping the publisher sell my book." I would suggest if you do not treat your book like a money making business...just self-publish, put it on Amazon, and forget it. If you loved making chairs of wood, designing them, cutting the wood, sanded for hours removing little stuff, and all the other task of making chairs, would you just give them away? I don't think so. You would treat your chair making as a business. Is your book any less than a chair? A member of this forum said, "If you self publish because you want people to read your book...you may have many down-load a copy...but since they paid near nothing for you book, how do you know they will read more than 1/2 a page? If they buy your book from a standard-publisher, they will read more because it cost more than $15. A story teller spends hours, weeks, and yes years building a good story out of their head...no other is like it. If it is a good read. it takes the reader away from the everyday world, and lets them live within the story. If well written, they will remember it for years...you the writer have given the reader a different world to be a part of...you the writer have invented it...that is worth money. The publishing business want writers who treat their writing like a business...the companies who don't care, and will take your book, will also take your money, or make money from your book, and care less about you...these are scam people who feed off of new writers. The is an old saying, "Money flows to the writer, not from."