"The best part is that this is not just a read it once, put it down, kind of book. Instead it will be handy to have around as a resource when the next manuscript is ready." -- Amazon Reviewer
If you’re an author with a just-finished manuscript—or an aspiring author dreaming of one day writing a book that will make the bestseller list—you probably know that getting to the last words of your story isn’t the end of your book’s story. Once your book is written, the next step is to get it published.
Once, the dream was to find a traditional publisher. Today, we’ve all heard about the amazing self-publishing success stories—indie authors who have leaped from obscurity to become mega-selling publishing stars seemingly overnight. It sounds great. But how do you know if self-publishing is for you?
In this quick guidebook, I’ll take you beyond the hoopla and the hype to a down-to-earth look at your publishing options. We’ll look at the pros and cons of traditional publishing, consider when a subsidy press might be a viable alternative, and take an in-depth look at what’s really involved when an author decides to become the publisher of his or her book.
We’ll also examine each step involved in the publishing process and come up with some sample budgets. Then we’ll discuss which publishing model might be best for you and your book. You’ve worked hard on writing your book. If you want to make an informed decision about your next step, this book is for you.