A Simple Plan:
Choosing a Publication Source
It only makes logical that you would take the time to locate the best publisher for your work if you had spent the time to create a book. You should give some thought to your alternatives before settling on a publisher for your book, whether you want to self-publish or submit it to a small press. Keep these things in mind as you look for a publisher.
Care should be taken when reading the agreement. Have a lawyer review the deal if at all feasible, particularly if you have any reservations. Pay particular attention to royalties, expenses, and rights (if any). What rights do you still have in your creations? How does the publisher protect itself with the law? To what extent do you use the books you buy for both personal reading and for reviewing? Do authors offer deals if you need more? When do you typically get royalties?
Or, the books are printed “as is,” without any kind of editing or proofreading. Do you charge extra for editing and proofreading? Who are the editors if editing services are provided? What do we not know about their history? To gauge the quality of the editing, you may choose to read various books written by different writers and published by the same publisher. If the publisher accepts unsolicited submissions but doesn’t offer editing, you can use an editing service or hire a freelance editor to check your work before publishing. Rarely does someone find a writer who doesn’t need any changes.
Promotional Advantages Does the publication give its writers publicity? Can it arrange interviews with members of the press? Are any of your advertising expenditures reimbursable? Does it have a live chat feature on its website? Does it have a mailing list or a list of media contacts where you may promote your book? Where do review copies go after being read? Tell me about how the publisher shows off newly published books. When working with a subsidised publisher, you may be able to sign a “publish only” deal, meaning that you are responsible for all marketing and promotion. This tactic is acceptable; nonetheless, it is essential that you familiarize yourself with the organization’s regulations to prevent any unanticipated letdown.
Book Cost. How much do you plan to charge for your book when it comes out? How much would customers have to spend to get their hands on your novel? How much does it cost compared to other books at well-known bookstores? You think it’s too much, don’t you? Will the pricing of your book be different at the publisher’s bookstore than it is at the epublisher’s shop if the publisher has current agreements with retailers? If you self-publish, do you get to choose your own prices? The publisher’s book promotion strategy. Does the website have a bookstore? Where can this be found? Does it have a lot of traffic? I was wondering if it was on any lists of the most popular books.