Last week, we discussed seven benefits of self-publishing. This week, we’re going to discuss the (incorrect) assumptions many authors have about the “holy grails” of traditional publishing: 1. The incorrect belief that “all” traditional publishers pay awesome advances (or any advance at all) 2. The incorrect belief that traditional publishers get all their books stocked […]
If you’ve been on the fence about writing a book, go for it. You’ll be glad you did. Landing a publishing contract is another story, but, the bottom line is that if you never try, you’ll never know. You don’t want to be sitting in the ‘ole retirement home at 90 thinking what might have been. You’re capable of doing more than you think. All it takes is some organization, both in your thinking and your productivity, and a story that your audience is interested in learning more about. Command of your language du jour is rather helpful, too.
Fortunately, I found BookLocker, who published NLD From the Inside Out in both POD and ebook formats, with a generous royalty rate. Angela and Richard and their whole team provided excellent customer service: helping me navigate all the pitfalls of a novice author, and even went to bat for me when Amazon.com started causing problems for publishers
If I do not receive any royalties for my story next year, would the book be considered no longer in print? In other words, if an electronic book is still available on Amazon, is it considered in print, even if it’s not selling?
How do I breathe life into my book when it is selling cheap online?
I truly believe a literary agent is the best way to market your work, but someone said send queries directly to small publishers. Do such publishers consider works for publication and where do I find them?