Which Publishing Route Should You Take?Sep 25, 2017
You may be ready to publish your book, but how do you decide which publishing route you should take? It is not necessarily an easy choice for authors to make. After I finished writing my first book, this is a decision that I debated for quite some time. After doing a little research on the topic, I decided that a traditional publishing company would not be right for me. It was a lot of hard work, but I started my own publishing company, Written Ambition Publishing, to help other aspiring writers like me get published. I wanted to simplify the process as much as possible.
To help you decide which path is right for you and your book, I created a “Birth Your Book” e-Course which walks you step-by-step through the process. Your manuscript is almost complete or maybe you have just finished the last sentence in the last chapter. Congratulations, you have completed a major milestone! To help you decide which publishing path is right for you, I created a list that breaks down some crucial elements of each publishing option.
Which Publishing Route Should You Take?
- Traditional Publishing: You submit to agents and editors with hopes of landing a contract that pays an advance and royalties. This typically involves nationwide bookstore distribution. They make ALL of the decisions, do ALL of the work and keep ALL of the money! With traditional publishing you will only earn approximately 3–15% of your profits. You will not get major publishing companies attention unless you have a TV show on air or over 1 MILLION social media followers.
- Internet Publishing: You allow another company to publish your work for a fee. The company does all of the work! You will typically receive 50% of your profits and pay them anywhere from $500–$3000 to do the legwork and publish your book for you. With my company, Written Ambition Publishing, you will receive 90% of your profits!
- Self-Publishing: You can learn more about this in my course, Birth Your Book! When you go this route you control every aspect of your book (formatting, interior design, artwork and marketing). You make all of the decisions and you keep 100% of the profits!!!