Welcome to our “Publishing” page, which is where you’ll find our blog articles on publishing and self-publishing books. Enjoy the articles and if you’d like help ghostwriting your book, give us a call!
A look at 10 different editing/proofreading firms, with a breakdown of their charges. On average, you can expect to pay between $0.015 and $0.06 per word for editing services.
Publishing your business book, holding the book in your hands, seeing it listed for sale on the internet; even before you began writing, you probably… Read More »Options for Publishing Your Business Book
When you’re in the midst of writing, the last thing you may be thinking about is marketing your memoir. After all, isn’t it better to handle… Read More »Marketing Your Memoir Before Your Finish It
You’ve written an amazing memoir! Unfortunately, you have no idea how to get a standard publisher such as Simon & Schuster to purchase and publish your memoir.… Read More »Having Your Memoir Published by a “Standard Publisher”
Most standard publishers will not look at your manuscript unless an agent sends it in. These 35 publishers will, so you can send to them on your own. Here’s a listing, complete with links to the sites and descriptions of what they are looking for.
Literary agents are your entrée into the world of standard publishing, to the acquisitions editors at Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, and other standard publishing houses. Here’s a list of 100 agents/agencies, complete with links to their sites.
Figuring out self-publishing royalties can be surprisingly complex. It depends on several factors, including type of book sold (softcover, e-book, etc.), the size of the book, and the sales channel in which it was sold. A look at how these royalties are calculated, with explanations from the contracts of iUniverse, Xlibris, and WingSpan Press.
Self-publishing contracts vary widely in length, scope, detail, and other aspects. To help you sort through them, here are links to the contracts from 8 self-publishing firms. Plus, a list of items to look for in these contracts.
Confused by the jargon tossed around by self-publishers? Here are definitions of standard, self, DIY, assisted, hybrid, POD, and other self-publishing terms.
Are you familiar with the warranties (promises) you’ll be agreeing to when you sign a self-publishing contract? If not, read this article.
As a general rule, you retain the rights to your book when you self-publish. But “general rules” can be bent this way and that, so it pays to read the self-publishing contract very carefully. Here are links to several self-publishing contracts, along with a discussion of some items to look for.
Are you thinking of self-publishing your book? Here’s a quick comparison of the prices of self-publishing packages at 10 self-publishing firms – including AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Dog Ear and Lulu.
Self-publishing a book can be challenging, what with so many options and decisions to make. Here are 5 things to do that help ensure success.
Not sure about hiring a designer to create a cover for your book? Using premade book covers is an inexpensive yet popular alternative. Here’s an explanation of process, with links to several designers.