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Talks Self-publishers, piranhas and pariahs With fewer and fewer publishers publishing fewer and fewer titles by fewer and fewer authors, more and more people are turning to self-publishing.
And more and more self-publishers are making more and more promises to get more and more business. Here are some important questions to ask to separate the publishers from the piranhas and pariahs: Is the price unbelievably low? Some publishers, such as lulu.
That will be another. That low price quickly escalates with all the additional charges. Many self-publishers offer complicated discount programs or refuse to post their prices.
Those are red flags! Does the publisher own the rights to your work? Some self-publishing piranhas will promise that they have a market for, say, 2, books, but need the author to pay the cost of one thousand copies. Does publisher offer marketing?
Marketing sells very few books. The author is the marketer!
Do you have a speaking ministry? A TV or radio show? A blog with tons of visits? Yes, book stores obtain books through distributors such as Ingrams, but distributors only provide availability.
The author must provide the desirability. Finally, distributors are going to want a 65 percent discount on your book. The vast majority of self-published books are going to sell from the back of the room.
So spend that 65 percent on arranging speaking engagements. Does the publisher have a minimum number of books that must be ordered? When the average book in America sells only copies, asking an author to pay for one thousand should be a red flag. With Print On Demand POD technology, which is basically a million-dollar photocopy machine, books can be printed in increments of one.
And POD books look virtually identical to traditionally printed books. An author can expect to sell books to about 10 percent of his or her audience.
But there are also piranhas and pariahs preying on authors. Please check out these links before signing with any self-publisher:May 06, · All the while, many writers and publishers are afraid to criticize Amazon.
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