Five Tips To Consider When Choosing A Publisher

Posted in Book Publishing on February 29th, 2012 by admin


Choosing a publisher probably seems like a complicated task, however, you may find the process somewhat less challenging if you consider the following five suggestions.

  1. Research the legitimacy of your prospective publishers. Consider factors like: how long they’ve been in business; how many books they’ve published; what types of books they seek; how successful their published books are. etc…
  2. Do not assume that the giant publishing houses, which put out more than 200 books annually, are your best option. The competition is obviously arduous with these organizations.
  3. Refer to industry bibles like: The Writer’s Market.
    These respected resources will provide information like: what kinds of books each publisher prefers; contact information for editors; tips on how to submit your proposal and more.
  4. Find books similar to yours and make a note of each publisher’s name, address, website etc… Search for related books online at amazon or barnesandnoble.
  5. Consult other published authors for their personal advice. You easily do this online by joining a professional association – you can find a list of numerous such organizations on this page.
    You can also use the web to seek help from other writers by enrolling in a writer’s group, participating in discussion forums, or asking for feedback in critique circles. You may find writing groups and professional associations for writers in your local community as well.

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