Don't Publish Your Book
Publishing a book is something that most people dream about. The fame, the fortune… at least, this is the common myth. It’s true that bestselling authors today can make serious money and attract attention from the media. But first you need to find a major publisher. The vast majority of aspiring authors spend months and even years just trying to find an agent to represent them and sell their book to a publisher. The reality? Even after years of rejection letters, only one percent of all books submitted are ever accepted by traditional mainstream publishers.
Rather than give up, there are always a number of determined authors who decide to self-publish. This way, they can see their books in print quickly and own the whole process. Over the past five years, the self-publishing industry has changed beyond all recognition. There are now hundreds of companies claiming to be self-publishers and offering levels of service that vary from quite good, through to unimpressive and even downright unethical. Wading through the minefield to find the best solution has become a gruelling task, fraught with uncertainty and fear.
Help is at hand! In this short, insightful book, Mindy Gibbins-Klein (also known as The Book Midwife™) walks you through the three main publishing options available today and gives practical advice to help you with your decision. Even-handed and perceptive, she outlines six factors that all aspiring authors must consider before deciding how to get published. The principles in this little book have been saving authors time, money and heartache for many years. Don’t waste any more time. And don’t publish your book – until you understand your options.