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Publishing Choices For Writers – Self Publishing, Part One

The act of publishing comes in two basic forms- traditional and self-publishing. Self-publishing is really a generic word for any work not published by a traditional publisher. In the past, the term self-publishing was always looked at pejoratively. However, the publishing industry, including traditional publishers, have had to undergone a paradigm shift in order to keep up with the times and the advent of the many different types of self-publishing.

Publishing Choices For Writers – Traditional Publishing, Part Two

In traditional publishing the publisher gives the author an advance and takes from the author the rights to basically do what they want with the book. The game then for the publisher is to chose a quality book that it believes is marketable, will be popular and sell many copies. If an author is published by a traditional publishing company, they will automatically have credibility as an expert with the prestige that goes along with that. Even with a traditional publisher, for an author to prove their worth by sales (which will translate to bigger advances for a second book), they must be willing to put in time, effort and money to promote their own book in addition to any efforts by the publisher.

Publishing Choices For Writers – Traditional Publishing, Part One

It used to be the choices for authors were easy. The only way you could get your book published was to have a publishing company offer you a contract. With this traditional method, in return for providing editing, proofing, design and printing as well as guidance and experience at no cost to the author, an author gives away any rights and control of their book to the publisher. The publisher makes their own decisions as to editing and cover choices, often times effecting changes that the author may not agree with. While an author may have some input, the final decision is up to the publisher which often causes friction between publisher and author.

Publishing a Book Online is Another Way to Get Your Book Out There

Thinking of publishing a book? There are a lot of ways to publish a book. In fact, one of them is you can publish a book online. This makes it easier for a lot of writers, both amateurs and professionals.

Publishing Choices For Writers Series – Introduction

Most everyone feels they have a book in them. Eventually, a small percentage of those people will actually become an author and write a book. It used to be that even a smaller percentage of those who actually wrote a book were ever able to get it published despite the fact that was their goal. There are basically two types of publishers- the traditional publishers and self-publishers. The traditional publisher model has stayed fairly consistent over the years. Self publishers on the other hand, have changed and evolved with the times.

One Way to Earn Extra Cash

The internet is currently flooded with ‘get rich quick’ schemes and programmes for earning money. They are usually designed and presented with a guarantee that whoever signs on only requires a limited amount of skill, effort or time to achieve financial success. Most ‘get rich quick’ schemes appear with very catchy titles, thus attracting a large number of people.

How to Design Compelling Self-Published Book Covers That Sell Books

Your book is completed. You’re ready to enter into the publication process. You’ll need a book cover that says “Pssst! Read me!” The design of your self-published book cover is a key element for your book’s successful sales.

What Really Happens When You Land a Book Deal – Publishing Myths and Realities You Need to Know

For many aspiring authors, the prospect of landing a book deal sounds like the ultimate ticket to success. And while a contract with a major press can come with some perks, there can be some unexpected surprises along the way. Here’s what you need to know to get into the game with your eyes wide open.

The Proper eBook Publishing Perspective

The eBook industry is full of liars and con-men. Don’t get wrapped up in the myths that making money selling and publishing eBooks is easy and/or instant. Finding success is all about what happens in the long term.

The Key Elements For the Inside Pages of Your Self Published Book

The inside pages of your self-published book probably require more decision making on your part than you realized. Having a professional design the inside of the book might make more sense and you’ll learn a lot about those elements in this article.

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