Thursday, March 21, 2013

In search of the Holy Publishing Company, well maybe...

If your an author on Facebook, I'm sure you get at least 10 questions every other day on this topic. Drum roll please, and the question is,  "but I want to find a real publisher, so I know I made it." Sound familiar? Yep, a common quest indeed.

This should go without saying, but I'll repeat this again, it's my blog, so it's my opinion, take it or leave it. Don't go getting your feathers ruffled. With all the recent information on the net about ebooks vs. paperbacks, I think it's a pretty clear. The real question should be do I want to have my book in print for the world to read.

This is not ten years ago, it's now and we are down to I think three major publishing companies, what do you think your changes are of them picking you over thousands? Sounds bleak, I know, but it does not have to be. Writers today have control over the content, title, and cover for their books. If you ever had been with a publishing company, you would understand how frustrating it was not to have control, plus if you are your royalties are somewhere between 30-35%.

Let the sun shine in...Amazon lets you have control and get up to 70% of the dough, sweet! Now you can do the Amazon thingy and still have a publisher a couple of different ways.

If you load up your own ebook you and also use create space to have POD versions as well. In my case I have a publisher for some of my books, and the rest I do myself on Amazon. Yes, I am having my cake and eating it too. 

Did you know the Mark Twain self published his first book and sold it door-door? Smart man. In addition, while your searching for a publisher, your losing sales you could have had anyway. Guess what, there are authors who did an  e book first that rocked, and gained the attention of some publishing companies. Take a look at the Kindle blogs and see how authors are happy with their success from their ebooks. There is just no reason for this kind of frustration from rejection nowadays, especially with  ebooks becoming more accepted, so relax and publish some ebooks while you are searching for that Holy Publishing company. 

Peace, Love, and Happy Writing!

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