The Self-Publishing Manual : How to Write, Print, and Sell by Dan Poynter

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Computerized equipment allows people to rapidly write, edit, lay out, print and deliver books. The customer wants more condensed and targeted information, faster. The chapters that follow describe in detail an alternative to traditional publishing. This self-publishing route will enable 43 44 DAN POYNTER’S SELF-PUBLISHING MANUAL you to get your book into print at minimum cost. This book could be your second chance. It will show you the way to publication, fame and extra income—a new life. Obviously, your success cannot be guaranteed, but many people are doing very well in the writing/publishing business.

It allows them to concentrate on those areas they find most appealing and use outside services for the rest. Properly planned, there is little monetary risk in selfpublishing. If you follow the plan, the only variable is the ONE | YOUR PUBLISHING OPTIONS subject of the book. Unlike poetry and fiction, most nonfiction topics sell relatively easily, especially to their target markets. Because the big publisher tests a book only for a few months and then lets sales dictate its fate (reprint or remainder), the first four months are the most important to them.

Consequently, many of the publishers refuse delivery of unsolicited manuscripts by rubber-stamping the packages “Return to Sender”; writers are being rejected without being read! Authors do detailed research on the subject matter but seldom do any on which publishing house is appropriate for their work. —Walter W. S. don’t have enough space to display all the 200,000 titles published each year, so they concentrate on the books that move the best in their neighborhoods. Consequently, most publishers figure that even after selecting the best manuscripts and pouring in the promotion money, only three books out of ten will sell well, four will break even and three will be losers.

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