and Publishing Houses
odds are stacked against finding a publisher You have a manuscript,
know that it is good and have submitted it through the customary channels
only to have it rejected. Even if your work is brilliant, the
reality is that publishing companies return 99% of manuscripts because
they believe they are not suitablefor their 'list.' Production costs
have continued to rise during recent years so management has to be
more cautious in making a commitment towards a new and untried author.
Rejection is not the end of the world. Rejection does not mean your
work is not worthy. Frequently it is simply a fact of not being known.
Many famous authors began by self-publishing.
dream of publishing becomes a reality.
Self-publishing is the most cost-effective and efficient way
to produce your own book.
is the most efficient and profitable way of getting your work to the
people who want to buy it.
As a self-publisher, you own all rights to your bookyour
work belongs to you. If you use a traditional publishing house, they
will own all rights. If they lose interest in your book, you will
not be able to print additional copies unless you purchase those rights
make your own rules.
You remain in control of the process throughout. A book is a
reflection of the author. Self-publishing gives you the final word
on the direction of your book.
decide how many copies you want printed.
You have your work in print and the opportunity to have your name
recognized throughout the literary world.
Family historians and autobiographers leave priceless memories
to families and friends.
Making money is not the only reason to publish. Sharing what
you have learned or leaving a legacy are other admirable motives.
A book is an expression of your self.
become a successful small business person when you self-publish the
right number of books.