Publishing a book today presents an author with many options. There was a time when book publishing always involved a traditional publisher. An author needed a publisher for three things:
Today, authors can choose to publish their book through a traditional publisher or self-fund the project. (If done well, the reader will never know the difference. That hasn’t always been true, though.)
Good News for Authors
The same people who used to be on the payroll of traditional publishers are now available to you, too. (As publishers continue to lay off and consolidate their staff, they’ve created a fantastic network of freelancers. The irony is they still hire these former staff members to produce and publish books.)
That means you can hire:
1. The same writers
2. The same editors
3. The same book packagers
4. The same designers
5. The same book reps
6. The same distributors
7. The same printers
In a recent interview with, he describes his experience with CreateSpace and how they helped him produce a printed book that has grown his consulting business. If you’re thinking about writing a book and curious about viable options for authors who want to publish outside traditional publishing methods, you’ll definitely want to watch this interview:
So, the big question is: Which path will you take?
The answer to that question is really driven by your expectations and goals. But access to great services and great talent is as accessible to you through a company like CreateSpace as it is through securing a traditional book publishing contract.
What’s holding you back from writing that book you’ve been talking about for years?
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