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Are you confused about the differences between Self Publishing and Traditional Publishing? Our book 7 Costly Mistakes When Choosing a Publisher: Self-Publishing Secrets That Will Save You Thousands shows you how to avoid major publishing mistakes by reading the tips and secrets on choosing a publisher.
Learn the right questions to ask your traditional publisher or hybrid publisher so you can decide the best way to go for you and yourbook. This information will not only save you money but will help you make money with your book. If you are thinking of joining countless numbers of people, who are considering self-publishing their book, now is the right time to read this book.
There are several reasons why you should consider this option. The publishing world has come a long way in the last century. It is witnessing some of the most dynamic changes in the recent past. There was a time when traditional printing was the de facto standard for publishing world. However, the trend is slowly shifting of late, especially in the last two decades. With the advent of internet and virtual technology, traditional publishing is experiencing a phase of churning and upheaval. Many traditional publishers have closed down their operations either fully or partially, and they are entering the exciting world of self and e-publishing.
Chasing Your Self-Publishing Dream
If you are thinking of joining countless numbers of people who are considering self-publishing their manuscript, now is the right time to read this book. There are several reasons why you should consider this option. The publishing world has come a long way in the last century. It
is witnessing some of the most dynamic changes in the recent past. There was a time when traditional printing was the de facto standard for the publishing world. However, the trend is slowly shifting of late, especially in the last two decades. With the use of the internet and virtual technology, traditional publishing is experiencing a phase of churning and upheaval. Many traditional publishers have closed down their operations either fully or partially, and they are entering the exciting world of self- and e-publishing. Amazon has already surpassed Barnes and Noble as the largest book retailer in the world, while other medium to smaller players are already facing the immense heat of global competition, especially from the self-publishing world.
E-book publishing is a multi-billion dollar industry. It is exploding every day, too. More numbers of authors are trying hard to get their books published and released through self-publishing. Traditional publishers are very difficult to approach because they have their share of barriers, corporate rules, and regulations. In fact, the total number of traditional books is decreasing every year. For those writers who eventually get a contract, a depressing reality starts creeping in as the time progresses: all traditional publishers have either tight marketing budgets or too little time for new authors. In other words, new authors may have to spend their own money to market and promote their books. Above all, royalty rates fixed for a published book is very low and often minuscule. On top of that, authors lose control and ownership of their book and it could take over two years to get it to the marketplace.
If you are serious about publishing your book, self-publishing is a great decision and the effort is well worth it. If you have a great self-publishing company behind you, your book and your business will be even more successful than with a traditional publisher. The growth in book publishing is the most visible in self-publishing because the industry is witnessing an enormous increase in the number of titles produced in the self-published category. Although the self-publishing market is more packed than ever before, your chances of publishing a book are as bright and promising as anyone else’s. The rapid advent of internet technology is a great enabler and offers an equal book publishing opportunity to all. A majority of readers are buying e-reading devices to read their books. E-book publishing, along with print on demand (POD), will be the standard for publishing and will remain so for years in the future.
However, there are many caveats here that you may need to evaluate and examine. It is true that publishing is becoming easier day-by-day. But succeeding in a competitive minefield is never easy. To be successful, you will need to create a product that fills the vacuum that exists today. In other words, you will have to produce a niche market for your book. In addition, you will also need a solid marketing plan that can launch your online presence. Nonetheless, succeeding in self-publishing is far more rewarding than the experience that you get while trying to publish your book in a traditional way. This book is for those aspiring writers, who are interested in self-publishing. It is more likely that a number of authors have had the terrible experience of dealing with traditional publishers. Most likely, the frustration of getting rejection letters from them is too agonizing. Those authors who were successful in landing traditional contracts may have ceded more than their original expectations. In fact, a traditional publisher eventually emerges as a clear winner by placing questionable demands and unjustified requests.
This book discusses typical problems that a writer faces while negotiating a book contract deal with a traditional publisher. A majority of publishers demand full book rights1 from the author during the contract signing process. Lack of proper marketing and promotion, non-cooperation in establishing an author-centered web presence, and charging excessive upfront costs are some other critical issues that an author should consider. Apart from these traditional publisher related issues, new authors may also commit countless mistakes while publishing their books. In these chapters, we will provide details on different problems that an author might face, and give you innumerable tips on the art of self-publishing and its intricacies. We tell you what to look for when choosing a self-publishing/hybrid publishing company to make sure you don’t end up disappointed. We want you to become a #1 bestseller, and we know you can do it.
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