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The Path to Published

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on 4 May 2015

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The Path to Published
Which is right for me?
Hobbyist ->Vanity Press

Limited Audience (family history, memoir, poetry) -> POD

Established Platform ->Self Publish

If you don't know how to find or reach your readers, don't have an online presence, don't have the time to spend online or dislike social media, want to be in a brick-and-mortar type of bookstore and have a publisher handle the marketing for you ->the Traditional Publishing route may be the best option.
Self Publishing
Traditional Publishing
Literary Agent
Self Publishing Midlisters
Make anywhere from
3 digits to 6 digits per month.
Show Me the Money
Average advance from a publisher

But we think its about $5,000 per book
Starting Line
Traditional book publishing is when a publisher offers the author a contract and, in turn, prints, publishes, and sells your book through booksellers and other retailers. The publisher essentially buys the right to publish your book and pays you royalties from the sales.
Query Letter
Come up with an idea
write the darn book
Self-publishing requires the author to invest their own money to produce, market, distribute, and warehouse the book. While this can be a huge time commitment, the process can be more cost-effective than vanity or subsidy publishing.
research the market
find like minds
let's read Hugh Howey's article
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