Book Publishing Basics

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After a long time of writing and rewriting, you penned the last word that marked the end of your first novel.
Filled with excitement, you decided to go for publishing your first book.
Then you ask yourself, "Can an "average person" like me publish a book?" Publishing a book may sound simple but in actuality the process is time-consuming and entails lots of hard work and haggling.
Publishing includes: the stages of the development, acquisition, copyediting, graphic design, printing, marketing and distribution of the book.
Most books are published by a small number of very large book publishers.
Many of theses book publishing house does not entertain unsolicited manuscripts submitted directly to them by unestablished authors.
At these companies, unsolicited manuscripts are thrown out, or sometimes returned, if the author has provided pre-paid postage.
Thousands of authors have created their own publishing companies, and self-published their own works in answer to this predicament.
One of these companies is All New Horizon publishing house.
All New Horizons book publishing department was created by an author, for authors.
It focuses on the needs of creative writers and artists.
All New Horizons provide authors publish on demand services to help them get published.
Traditional Publishing vs.
Self-publishing In traditional publishing, the author after completing his manuscript submits a query letter or proposal to a publishing house.
The editor reads it and decides whether to accept it or to publish it.
If the publishing house accepts the book for publishing, the house buys the rights and pays the writer royalties.
Then house plans the designs and packages of the book, prints copies, markets and finally distributes the finished book.
When an author decides to self-publish, he becomes the publisher of his manuscript.
The author does the proofreading as well as provides artwork for his book designs.
Acquiring funds for the publishing, marketing and distribution of the book are also the responsibility of the author.
In the past, numbers of printed copies of the book are dictated by the authors.
Sometimes these estimates exceed that of the actual number of books sold causing surplus of unsold books.
Nowadays, a new technology called Print on Demand (POD) is being used by self-publishing companies to address the above concerns.
In POD, new copies of a book are not printed until an order has been received.
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