First Films, Then Music, Now Books

A Hands-on approach to book publishing

Tens of thousands of authors each year are choosing to take alternative methods to traditional publishing to get their books into the hands of readers. In fact, both first-time and experienced authors discover that this is the best publishing option for them. These authors find that publishing service-providers, like Author Solutions' industry-leading imprints, offer the expertise, distribution, services and marketing resources that authors need to accomplish their publishing goals.

To the Author’s Advantage

Authors who choose to forgo the traditional publishing route retain control of their work and copyrights – and that is very important. Being able to control the destiny of your book gives you complete flexibility to "cash in" if the opportunity for a movie or TV adaptation presents itself. With self-publishing, authors are free to negotiate any other deals or sell to a traditional publisher at any time.

Another clear advantage is your complete control over the content and design of your book. Still another benefit is that publishing service-providers help authors bring their books to market more quickly and provide higher royalties for every book sold, as compared with traditional publishing.

"But I have to pay to get published"

The fact is that traditional publishers are offering fewer and smaller advances. On top of that, with the extremely small percentage of manuscripts that they take on, you could wait your whole life for your book to be published. Why not get your book into the marketplace, in front of readers and industry professionals, and build a following?

Rather than accepting rejection, aspiring filmmakers and musicians have for years been financially investing in their own works. Why? Because they believe in them and believe in getting the work finished and to the public. Without too much thought, you can think of half a dozen films and bands that have hit the big time after seeking initial exposure on their own. Do you think that would've happened if they had never given audiences the opportunity to know about their work?

This is the opportunity publishing service-providers give authors. Your goal is to get published. Receiving round after round of rejection letters from risk-averse publishers is not going to get you any closer to that goal. Get your book out to readers and let them decide if they like it.

It’s time to take control of your book’s destiny and find publishing options that tailor to your needs. To find the self-publishing firm that will best help you reach your publishing goals, click here.