WOW! What an author and publishing voyage! The 3rd annual Publishing at Sea ended on a high note on the high seas this past weekend. I loved the diversity of our group; the breadth of their writing; and the array of topics … so hot!
Not all of our participants are in the picture here… I keep it to around 30 so each of our instructors gets to know the author and the book—lots of one-on-one …
A self-published book can mean almost anything … from what gets spilled out of the fingers and mind of the author to the presentation from the local printing shop and sometimes looking like it was put together at the kitchen table with a glue-stick;
Judith also gets the pitfalls that an author can encounter. With 18 books published via traditional NY publishers, she learned to her dismay, that two disappeared—owing her thousands of dollars; that books were orphaned three different times with editors who were fired or quit in the middle of production and no one was there to support her dream—meaning the book was dead; that a publisher actually sold rights to a book after all rights had reverted to her—never giving her a dime. Judith also learned how to be successful, really success in publishing.
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Which book path is for you–traditional … self … independent–which? Four words can get you focused: timing, control, quality and money. All are key factors when it comes to publishing.
Timing—if your manuscript is completed, you can have it edited, cover and interiors designed, printed and in your hands within four months or less. With traditional publishing, you can have your manuscript completed and it will most likely be in your hands in 18 months.
Control—if you …