Sick of the Traditional Publishing Path?
Judy Cullins c. 2004
A book coaching client recently emailed me that she was getting
sick of traditional publishing because of so many costly requirements
and so little payoff. Do you feel the same way?
Fifteen years ago, I worked hard on a 60-page proposal for a top
agent and after a year got "approval" to be his client.
Then the kicker, he asked for a $50,000 retainer to get the book
marketing because I was an unknown.
Unknown, yes, but not a fool. A marketing maven for 20 years, I
sold 20 self-help books at the back of the room for seminars taught
at colleges and other talks. Why would I need to go the traditional
route of low attendance book signings, travel to less than prominent
spots to market the book at a cost that had to paid back through
And royalties? Even selling 10,000 books, with the percentages
that book stores, distributors, and agents take, what profit comes
to the author?
As an author's advocate, I step out of the traditional box and
encourage you talented writers to do so too. You can self-publish
without spend $1000's. You can write a saleable short book and it
still will have merit and be readily accepted by your appropriate
audience. No one today wants to read long books any more unless
they are fiction.
All of this, and you can market and promote from you home office
through the Internet. In just 3 1/2 years, online promotion has
paid off hugely and brought me over $3500 a month in sales. Depending
on your book and audience, you can too.
Avoid the myths and get real information from a professional book
coach of 20 plus years.
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