Self-Publishing: Common Scams to Avoid

Are you an author who has decided to go the self-publishing route? If you have received numerous rejection letters from publishing companies, but you still believe that you have a sellable book, you may be. Self-publishers also like the freedom and control that they have. As nice as self-publishing is for many authors, it is still important to proceed with caution. Did you know that there are a number of self-publishing scams out there? There are and these are scams that you will want to avoid. If you are self-publishing a book, you should not be required to sign any contracts. What you will want to do is search for a printing company that will turn your words into a …

Resources to Help You Get a Book Published

Are you an author who would like to get a book published? If you are, you may have heard that getting a book published is a lot easier said than done. Yes, this is true in many cases, but it is important to know that you should have access to a number of resources that can help you improve your chances. A few of those resources are highlighted below for your convenience. Printed publishing guides are must have resources for all writers that want to get a book published. The most well-known of these guides is that of the Writer’s Market. The Writer’s Market books and other similar printed resources outline publishers. These publishers are often categorized based on genre. …

Questions to Ask Publishers Before Accepting an Offer

Are you an author who just received an offer to have one of your books published? If you have, congratulations! There is no prouder moment in the career of a writer than having a book published. With that said, it is important to proceed with caution. You do not want your excitement to cloud your judgment. For that reason, there are a number of important questions that you will want to have answers to before accepting an offer from a book publisher. A few of these questions are highlighted below for your convenience. Question: How will I be paid? Answer: Chances are, a publisher will outline payment for you when first accepting your book, but it is important to make …

Is It Easier to Publish a Children’s Book?

Are you interested in writing a book to later be published? If you are, you will find that you have a number of different options. This includes different genres to choose from. If you haven’t already started writing, you may instinctively think of writing a children’s book. This is because many assume that they are easier to get published as well as an easier way to make more money, but is that really true? Before automatically assuming that writing a children’s book is the way to go, it is important to examine the current market. There are an unlimited number of children’s books to choose from. Unlike traditional books for adults, you will see a large selection of children’s books …

Important Steps to Getting a Book Published

Do you have the goal of becoming a published writer? If you do, you may be curious as to what steps you need to take to achieve your goal. When it comes to getting a book published, there are multiple steps that you will need to take; however, some are much more important than others. The first thing that you will need to do is write your book. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to proceed with caution. Don’t make the mistake of assuming that any book will do. Do the research to determine which genres are popular or what types of books publishers are seeking. Another common mistake that many new authors make is aiming for children’s …