Thursday, February 03, 2005
How do I Decide Among the Many Publishing Paths?
Should I seek a traditional publisher? Should I self-publish? Something in-between? Hard copy? E book? Both? I'm not asking what path I should take -- I'm asking for criteria for making that decision.
- Bill Quesnell, Health Educator - mailto:[email protected]
A. Here's what I know about the Agent/Publisher & the Self-Publisher
They only want and promote big names.They want people who can travel and market well.They spend only a few months with a new author--book toursYou must pay back all advances for book tours and their minimal promotionThey do not promote the author at all. You must do the PR yourself.
You keep all the profitsYou have all the control, cover/title. You can sub out work you don't know how to doYou can print your books through POD-I recommend Deharts.com. Printing costs can be under $400 so more money for promotion.
- Judy Cullins