Who should publish?
There are ways to self-publish that book you’ve been writing and wondering how to publish! It isn’t as difficult as you think.
- Business People
In short anyone can self-publish
With the onset on the growing demand for self-publishing and print-on-demand even the large publishing houses have been impacted. There are several reasons why self-publishing may be the best way for you to publish your book. There was a time when the only authors that people read were the very well-known thought leaders, historians, scientist, top business people, etc. There were rules that almost made it impossible for the average person to publish a book. With the changing of technology and new business models like Amazon, the entire publishing industry has changed. Some may argue the point that not much has changed in traditional publishing but they would have to agree that there are fewer traditional publishers and fewer bookstores. The digital age along with print-on-demand book production is a growing industry.
But, I know first-hand how difficult it can be to become a published author, especially when you don’t know the correct questions to ask! In 2003 I had written a book that I wanted to publish but didn’t know who or what to ask. Every endeavor should begin with relevant questions but my immediate need could not be reached until I found someone with the answers to my questions. Unfortunately, out of ignorance, I had no clue what the right questions were and as a result the book did not get published until 2005.
Through circumstance I met a publisher to help me with my manuscript in 2003 but because the publisher’s business model was faulty, they were unable to complete the publishing. Needless to say by the time I realized the problem, I had already spent a great deal of money with this independent publisher. Through another set of circumstances, I was given the name of a print-on-demand on-line publishing company. This company had the resource to not only complete the publishing of my book but to distribute it through various means including Amazon, Barnes & Noble and on-line.
It was through this experience that I began to study the business of self-publishing. From that point until now I have gained a great deal of information about the publishing business, traditional and non-traditional. This workshop/tele-seminar/webinar is designed to help you avoid some of the pitfalls that I encountered and to set you on a clear path to self-publishing your book.
What you’ll learn:
- Why you want to be an author.
- The truth about being an author.
- What role marketing plays.
- The players you need to know.
- Which type of publisher is best for you.