I’ve been in the book publishing business long enough to remember when what we now call traditional publishing was just “publishing.”
Then technology changed, giving individuals and printers the ability to create one copy of a book at a time at a very reasonable price.
It was a true revolution in a business that dates back to the 1500s and Johannes Gutenberg.
Publishing used to be pretty straightforward for writers—you produced a manuscript, submitted it (again and again and again) to agents or publishers, and if you got very, very lucky, a publisher would get interested enough to make an offer for the rights to your treasured masterpiece.
No more. Now there are more ways and formats to publish a book than ever before in history. The opportunities are wondrous.
But so are the pitfalls.
I’ve been advising writers about the best ways to negotiate the publishing jungle for many years through one-on-one consultations and in workshops. In 2011, I expanded that advisory role to include Your Book, Your Way: How to Choose the Best Publishing Option for Your Book, Your Wallet, and Yourself.
Since then, the market in electronic books has grown exponentially as has the market for audio books. Plus there are more books-on-paper avenues than before. So Your Book, Your Way is being revised to reflect those changes.
But my advice vis a vis editing, marketing, book production, book pricing, and just how the industry works has not changed at all.
I still have a few copies of the original Your Book, Your Way, and they’re now discounted to $10 (and that includes shipping) while they last.
Use the form below to place your order, telling me how many copies you would like and please provide your snail mail address so that I can send them out.