Publishing Options for Upcoming New Authors

October 30, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Library User Group,Sarah Denson,Writing

A lot of us out there have dreams of one day write a book but statistics confirm that a large proportion never attains completion. There are several known reasons for this failure but one of the most important is the fact that would-be new authors feel that publishers accept just a small percentage of the book proposals they get. People read how difficult it could be and they give up the task.


Technology has improved lots of things in the publishing industry, including every other industry you can possibly imagine. It’s not only easier for a business owner to start out a book publishing firm but the costs of producing a few books have dramatically dropped, allowing new authors to stay away from the prohibitive minimums which used to characterize the book printing industry.


With these recent improvements in mind, we have to re-introduce would-be new authors to the new book-publishing surroundings to allow them to re-evaluate the opportunity of finally making their desire possible. In this article, we will review the three major ways of getting a book released in today’s world.


The first way to getting a book released is a path that has been around for a long time now. There are a variety of publishing houses that can get the job done. The reality is, these publishing houses only work with proven new authors and generally, they’ll require you to have a literary agent before they can review your proposal. Obviously, the benefit is these publishing houses are well known, this gives you a better credibility of your book.


The next strategy is by using a smaller self-employed publisher. You will find more of this self-employed publisher coming up every day plus they tend to focus on one genre or another. Certainly, there’s a multitude of publishers in this particular category – some are small and others are well established – nevertheless, they all generally have good distribution channels, giving you the possibility of your book to attain the same level as those major book publishing houses.


The very last strategy is the most common: self-publishing. Because producing minimum book order has to drop a whole lot lately, new authors can easily print out a few copies of their book and risk a small amount of money than in the past. This obviously gets rid of one of the major obstacles to entry and about 90% of most books being released today are self-published.


The clear benefit is that no one can reject your proposal. If you wish to write it and print it out, go ahead. And perhaps, the printing companies you’ll use to have the book placed on paper have reputable distribution channels as well, this means your book could theoretically reach the same book counters or audience as those released by giant publishing houses. The disadvantage is a low level of credibility but also for many, that’s a little price to pay to get their dreams attainable.

The main thing to keep in mind is that whatever the publishing technique you choose, a lot of the marketing work is for the author. Despite having the industry giants, it is the author’s job to market his / her book. If you think of publishing your own book, sit back and think about how precisely you are going to sell it. When you have the answer, you have a greater chance of getting accepted by the best in the industry.

Sarah Denson

Library User Group