Maybe you have put together a book that would interest your
family and friends, or you want to publish a manual for your company. Or, maybe
you have created something that you want the world to read. Either way,
self-publishing may be the best choice for you.
Anecdotes abound concerning how many of the world's most famous authors
submitted their work to publisher after publisher for consideration, waiting
years for results if they ever came. Many well-known authors first received
recognition after publishing their own books rather than waiting for a huge
publishing house to appreciate their talent. Normal questions related to
seeking a traditional publisher include these:
Will they even talk to me about my book if I don't have an agent?
Will they turn me down flat because I am not yet famous?
If I just send them my book, will they actually read it?
If they read it, will they notice that it has quality?
Even if they like it, will they reject it because it doesn't match their
If they accept it, will they edit it until it is no longer recognizable?
After they take the book and the copyright, will I have any say at all?
If they "kill" the marketing of my book, can I ever take it to another publisher?
Self-publishing allows you as an author to by-pass these traditional
problems. You take your book directly to publication.
1. You control your manuscript. Our editing is subject to your approval.
2. You own the copyright. You have the power to keep it in print, rather than
have it fall victim to someone else's change in marketing plan.
3. You have strong input into the cover design. Our professional graphics
designer welcomes your input and suggestions in developing your book cover.
4. You control the distribution of your book. Major publishers use channels
that may not fit your niche. You can address regional appeal and target
specific distribution and marketing methods.
5. You can receive a much higher percentage of profit by handling your own
marketing. Most traditional publishing houses offer a 15% royalty based on the
wholesale selling price. At $7.00 wholesale, your royalty is $1.05. If you do
the marketing, you can make up to the full retail price minus the cost of
ordering copies of your book. Your profit could be 300% to 400% of what you pay
to print your book.
6. The turn-around time to get your book into the marketplace is relatively
short. We can expedite your book substantially, but our nornal workload
usually allows it to be published in under two months.