Knowing how to choose the right publisher for your manuscript is essential for a successful book release. Here are some tips on how to choose the right publisher for your book.

Determine if you want to publish independently or through a traditional publisher.

When your manuscript is ready, you should take time to decide on how and what type of publishing you want for your book.  A literary agent will be able to advise you better on the type of publishing that suits your needs.

Understand publishing deals before signing one

It might be difficult getting a good publishing deal especially when you do not know how publishing deals work. Hence you must meet a knowledgeable person on publishing deals to get your facts and ask questions in the areas you do not understand. Don’t sign a deal without fully understanding what the contract states. Read this top 5 secrets to landing a book deal

Engage in research on publishers that play in your niche.

Publishers have their market niche for which they have built an audience for over the years.  So you must make your findings on publishers and their niches before taking your manuscript there.  SOI Publishing for instance publishes books across various niches, except academics.

Get a professional publishing partner

If you have enough resources to invest in your book, then use independent or cooperative publishing services, to help you save time and lots of technical know-how. The most excellent cooperative publisher partner will not only launch your book, but they will also ensure it is listed in various popular eBook stores including Amazon.  You might also want to read on Corporate publishing 

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Be acquainted with your publishing team.

Meet your publishing team regularly to help you understand if they are the best fit for your publication needs. A publishing team usually comprises a line editor, a graphics designer for your book cover and layout design, a proof-reader, and the publisher. Communicate effectively with them and let them know your schedule so everyone can adjust.

Chima Rachael J.

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