If you're thinking of self-publishing your book, congratulations! You've come to the right place. We'll help you get started and guide you through the publishing process. But before we dive into all of that, I want to make sure that publishing with us is right for you—and why it's going to be a good idea for both parties involved (yours and ours).
A publisher can help you craft your best work.
Editors: As the author, it's likely that you are very close to your manuscript but perhaps not as closely as an editor who has been working with other authors for years. A professional publishing team is made up of editors who know what it takes to make a great novel, and they'll be able to spot areas that need improvement or even rewrite whole chapters from scratch if necessary!
Technology: Publishers have access to some amazing technology that can improve your book in ways you never imagined. For example, there are now programs designed specifically for editing text—and they're free! In addition to these types of tools, most publishers have access (or will get access) to advanced technologies like audio narration and video animation so that readers can experience stories in new ways.
A publisher can get your book in front of more readers.
Publishers have relationships with bookstores, libraries, and other outlets that you may not. They are also able to leverage their marketing and publicity resources to help get the word out about your book. In addition, they can provide guidance on developing a marketing strategy for your book launch.
Your book publisher has a team of professionals who will help you align your writing to the marketplace and ensure that your book becomes a success.
The first person to contact is the editor, who will evaluate the ideas in your manuscript and help you shape it into a more focused work. Then there’s marketing and publicity, which includes everything from coming up with an author platform to attending book signings, radio shows, or other tours. Your publisher may also have an in-house designer who is responsible for laying out all the pages of your book, so they look great on paper or in digital form. There are also typesetters and print designers that may be part of this team as well (and some publishers don't have these assistants). Finally, publishers distribute their books through wholesalers such as Ingram Content Group (which distributes over 60% of books sold online) or Baker & Taylor (which provides access to libraries around the world).
And why is working with a publisher a good idea?
You have a partner: A publishing company is not your enemy. They are not trying to take advantage of you or steal your ideas, and they aren't out to ruin your chances at success. In fact, the opposite is true! Working with a publisher means that you have access to a team of professionals who can help guide your book from concept through publication and beyond.
A team of professionals: When you work with an experienced book publisher, you gain not only access to experts who will walk beside you throughout the writing process—but also afterward as well! The best part? Your publisher's team of experts includes editors who specialize in helping authors tell their stories and marketers who know how to reach readers where they are most likely to engage with content (and purchase books).
Accessible options: Many people think "self-publishing" means doing everything yourself—and while this might seem attractive at first glance, it can come with serious drawbacks down the road if there's anything wrong with how something was done or created incorrectly originally! Working with an established publishing house means having access to knowledgeable professionals who will guide you every step along the way toward making sure everything comes out just right...so don't risk wasting time going rogue when there's no need for it at all!
A publisher is a business partner.
A publisher is a business partner. A publishing company is not just in the business of printing books. They are also in the marketing, sales, and distribution of books. If you have an author platform, then your publisher will support you in building it by advertising and marketing your book to the right readers using their extensive sales channels and database of subscribers who buy eBooks, audiobooks, and print books regularly.
If you don’t have an author platform yet or if you aren't sure how to go about building one (or even what “author platform” means), then a good publisher can help get your book in front of more readers by doing things like attending conferences where they network with other authors and industry professionals who might be interested in reading what ideas are out there for them next week at their local bookstore or library branch near them; being listed as “new releases" on websites like Amazon so people looking for something new will find it quickly; having bookstores like Barnes & Noble order copies from their warehouse because customers ask for it when they walk through the door looking for something new-to-them that week; getting reviews from prominent bloggers who blog about books regularly...
Publishers have expertise that can help you get published.
Publishers have access to a lot of resources. They know how to get your book noticed and into the hands of readers and even help you find an audience for your book. You can hire a publishing consultant or an editor to help you with your writing, but these people are not publishers (and they charge money). Publishers have access to experts in various fields who can make your work better than it would be otherwise—agents, editors, designers, and marketers who know how to get the word out about a book so that people will buy it.
They also have contacts at big companies like Amazon and Walmart where they can set up promotions that might not be available otherwise.
Working with a publisher can be fun.
When you work with a publisher, the experience can feel like a party. Publishers are creative, enthusiastic, and supportive. They'll help you get the most out of your book and give you lots of good advice. And they'll do everything possible to get you the best price for your book (and/or help put it into as many hands as possible).
An experienced, professional publisher will provide all the services you need to publish your book successfully and cost-effectively.
An experienced, professional publisher will provide all the services you need to publish your book successfully and cost-effectively. A good publisher can help you create a book that is successful in the marketplace. They have connections with marketing professionals who can help you align your writing to the marketplace and ensure that your book becomes a success.
So, if you’re ready to publish your book and make it the best that it can be, there’s no time like the present. If you have a great story to tell or a message to share with the world, then we want to work with you! We know how much work goes into publishing a book, but we also know that it will be worth all of our hard work when your book hits shelves around the world.