Publisher

When you’re a freelance writer, you’ve got a lot of money to spend.

And as you’re making a living, there’s often a lot to be found for you.

You can write, you can research, you could hire a publisher, and you can even do everything from design to distribution to marketing to distribution.

You’ve got plenty of time to spend on those things, but it doesn’t always come out right.

In fact, it may make you think twice about whether you want to pursue publishing at all. 

A book in a glass case, with the words ‘You don’t read this without my permission.’

There are plenty of reasons to be wary about publishing, and some of the reasons might surprise you. 

You can’t make a living publishing a book right now.

It’s not an easy profession.

You might have to take a salary cut, which can be a challenge if you’re just starting out, or you might have a publisher to deal with.

If you’re an independent writer, or if you’ve been self-publishing for a while, you might be more likely to get lucky.

And of course, there are the risks associated with making a book a success. 

When you’re out of work, it’s hard to get new readers.

It can be hard to reach new readers if you don’t have a sales platform, so you might not be able to find the right people to read your book.

You’re also more likely not to be able the book to go viral. 

The people you are interested in reading it with are likely not interested in hearing about you, or they might be interested in your life, or your career, or even your family. 

And then there’s the fact that there are so many other ways to make a buck.

A book can sell for anywhere from $10 to $60.

That’s not a huge amount of money for a book you might normally write for $5.

And then you have the fact you’re not able to go to conventions and sell your book at the right price.

It all adds up.

So if you want a job, or want to start your own publishing business, you may want to consider a book publishing career. 

Now, let’s talk about how you can get started.

When you first started out as a writer, what did you look for in a book?

What was your biggest selling point?

What did you want people to look at when they read your work?

How do you keep yourself in check?

If you were a young author, what books would you recommend to your friends and family?

You might want to ask those questions.

But if you have a book on your mind, here’s a short checklist of things to look for: What kind of author do you want your book to be?

What sort of book would you like to write?

How long will it take to write a book like this?

Who is the author you want?

Who should you contact to see if your book is for sale?

Are there any royalties you could be paying?

Do you have other rights to your work, like copyrights?

What is the publisher’s relationship with you?

Are there any copyright restrictions?

Do they have a legal obligation to give you permission to use their work?

If so, what are they?

How does your publisher handle these things? 

When it comes to getting a book published, you’re going to want to do a lot more than just pitch your book and write about it.

There are going to be many aspects of your life to focus on.

For example, you’ll need to figure out what sort of books you want, who your friends are, and how you want them to react to your book, or how you should make your book stand out.

You’ll also need to decide what kind of story you want.

How will you tell your story?

What kind of characters will you use?

How will your readers react to the characters?

And so on. 

All of these things are important, and it’s important to do them well.

But in order to get a book out there, you have to be ready to do more than pitch your manuscript.

You also have to put your own life into the book.

What kind and how many people will you ask to read it?

Are you going to have to ask your publisher to let you use their book?

Are they going to agree to give your book away for free?

And are you going, like, do a Google search on “publishing advice.”

If so…

What kind is publishing advice?

The word “publish” comes from the Latin word “praesus,” meaning “to be published.”

So, if you wanted to publish your book on Amazon, you would say, “I’m going to publish this book, and I’ll give it away for FREE for my readers