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Hope For New Writers
By Marti Talbot
a rat race -- you find a reputable editor to proof your manuscript and
what? At least a hundred times you've read warnings against submitting
finally sets in and you trade your mild-mannered writer's hat for
goes another round of queries with the first three chapters, to the
grief, there are actually people working in those big publishing houses
There must be a better way.
you're on the Internet and you're learning a lot about the book publishing
industry. You hear about Publishers who don't pay or cook their books
to pay less, and well known Authors working day jobs to pay the rent.
You had no idea this was happening and now you're kind of glad you didn't
get a contract. Next,
you find out about Print On Demand Publishers. They're not like Vanity
But that's not the end of the story. If you're going to self-publish, why not really do it yourself? I did and here's what happened.
wanted to test the market to see if my novel would sell and I wanted
here's the good news. When I bought the ISBN, my publisher listed
I am a self-published Author in the true sense of the word. I control all the rights, printing, sales, distribution, cover colors, the summary, the content and my own set of accounting books. Best of all, I make 50%, not the 10% Publishers say they'll pay and I don't pay an Agent 10% of my 10%. I don't pay anyone but the printer.
Can you do this too? Yes, you can, and it's easier than you think. Free instructions are online at www.carsonbooks.com.
Talbott, Author of:
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