Title: WHERE CAN I PUBLISH MY BOOK? (PART 1) Author: Arthur Zulu Contact Author: mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright: Copyright © Arthur Zulu 2002 Word Count: 518 Web Address: http://www.1stbooks.com/bookview/10975
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WHERE CAN I PUBLISH MY BOOK? (PART 1)
“If you write without getting published, then there is no use in writing at all” Those are words of wisdom from someone who wants you to seriously consider publishing your book.
But before you really do so, you will do well to consider these questions:
1.Have I actually written a best – seller?
2.Do I believe that people will read my book?
3.Is my theme such a timely one that public should know?
4.Am I expecting responses from my readers?
5.Will I benefit in one way or other from publication of this book?
6.Will I be contented even if I don’t make money?
If you answer in affirmative to one or more of above questions, then do not hesitate to listen to above advice to publish.
It will, therefore, be nice for you to know different publishing channels available, so as to enable you make an informed decision.
Trade Publishers Also called commercial publishers, these are big fish in publishing industry. They include Longman, Macmillan, Heinemann, Random House, Houghton Mifflin, Doubleday Books, Little Brown and Co., and Brace Jovanovich, among others. They publish without asking for payment from authors.
My advice to you is that if you are pre – published, if you are a new writer, do not waste your time submitting your books to these elephants. Because they will not publish you!
Yes, they have published a few unknowns like Eric Segal (LOVE STORY) and Kathleen Winsor (FOREVER AMBER) But what about countless others who got polite rejection slip: “We are sorry your book does not meet our present needs. Good luck”.