Every aspiring author thinks about publishing his or her book. And with so many options available in this day and age (self-publishing, electronic publishing, traditional publishing, print-on-demand, etc.), if you’re writing a book, then you have a lot to think about!
Many writers think one of the most important decisions they can make is whether to seek a traditional publisher or self-publish. What’s the best choice? It depends. I always tell my clients that what’s best for one book isn’t best for all. All books are different and the best way to make it available to readers depends on the author’s situation and goals.
Self-publishing is a great way to get your book in the hands of readers. In other words, it’s not just for people writing a family history that won’t have much commercial appeal. Finding an agent, getting a publishing contract, and having your book published by a traditional company take time-often months or even years before the book actually goes to print. One of the main benefits of self-publishing is speed and control of the publication timeline. So if your book needs to be published as soon as possible, self-publishing is definitely the way to go. When you self-publish, you also control the content and book design. These benefits make self-publishing ideal for those who want to use the book to grow their business, start a business, or establish expertise quickly. SolaFide Publishing is providing lots of benefits for versus Traditional Publishing. If you want to be a self-publisher, your search is over. SolaFide Publishing provides low cost packages that can aid an indie author’s path to publication on any budget. SolaFide Publishing merely consults and provides services to get your book published and promoted. Unlike traditional publisher and many other publishing companies that offer publishing services, SolaFide Publishing takes 0% of your royalties.
Sample publishing contract with a traditional publisher (from publishlawyer.com, these terms already favor the author)
Getting a publishing contract can be difficult, but it’s not impossible. So if that’s what you want, go for it. Just be prepared to do work hard to get what you want, like querying literary agents and publishers for years. Many authors end up getting a response from an agent or publisher that “although the book was an excellent read and very well written, they simply don’t see there being large enough market for the book.” There are authors who have poured their heart and soul into their masterpiece, only to be rejected by agents or publishers who simply think that the profit margin for the genre isn’t big enough for them to invest in. Which they are not in the wrong, it is just business for them after all. But for writers like us, we look at our manuscripts as our sweat, blood, and tears. I want to get my books out there so that I can share my masterpieces.
There are benefits to traditional publishing. Your publishing company will set you up with an editor to help you write the best book possible, and a team of proofreaders will go through your book before it goes to press. And if you’re an experienced writer with a platform and readership, then you’re in a great position to get a publishing contract. And it might appear that you can get all that without spending a dime. Well, I’m not sure how much you get paid an hour, but I’ve read about too many writers who have easily spent over hundreds of hours querying agents and publisher. Moreover, some writers also spend a lot of money attending all kinds of writer’s conferences in hopes of networking with the right agent. These are all things that are fine, but there are also costs associated with these activities that are often overlooked.
The decision of choosing the right publishing path for you is an important one. And weighing your costs with your intended results are probably your best tools to making that decision. If you would like to find out more about self publishing, feel free to contact us on our website, http://SolaFidePublishing.net .