Publishing Your Own Book -- 3 Tips

3 Critical Book Publishing Tips

Okay, let’s get serious here. You’re a writer. You just wrote this great book and you want to get it published. The last thing you want to do is go through the process in a way that is going to waste your time and the publisher’s time. This article is going to share 3 critical book publishing tips that every writer needs to know. Hopefully, after you’re done reading this, you’ll give yourself the best chance to get YOUR book published.

First of all, and you’re not going to like hearing this, book publishers do not care about quality. They don’t care how much you love your topic and how hard you slaved over it. They want something that is going to sell and put food on their table…period. So make sure that you do your research BEFORE you start writing to see if there is any demand for the subject you’re writing about. If there isn’t, you’re going to have an uphill battle getting your book published. That’s the cold hard truth about this business.

When you approach a publisher, don’t bother him with why you’re book is so great and what a fantastic writer you are. Your job is to show the publisher WHY your book is going to sell. In order to do this, you’re going to have to present him with facts, such as sales of comparable books and demand statistics. The more proof you can show him that your book is going to be a hot seller, the better your chance of getting it published. So tip number 2 is simple…focus on the profit potential, not the content of the book.

Finally, and this is where most people really get disillusioned, you have to realize that the money that you’re going to earn from this book is going to be negligible in comparison to what the publisher is going to get. If you’re lucky enough to have a really big seller, which is rare unless you’re a celebrity, you’ll be lucky to make $20,000 after all the smoke clears while your publisher is making about four times that much off of your work. So tip number 3 is one you probably didn’t see coming…don’t get your hopes up too high. You are NOT going to become a millionaire off of one published book.

This book, if this is something you still want to do,is a great resource that will teach you everything you need to know about book publishing. I strongly suggest you read it.


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