We work with lots of self-published authors and it’s no surprise that the Holy Grail for many is a traditional deal with one of the big publishing houses. A contract with HarperCollins or Bloomsbury would be a dream come true for most writers, but where do independent publishers fit in? They often get neglected while conversations focus on ‘self-publishing vs the big guys’. However, a deal with an indie publisher might be better for you – and your writing – than you thought. Let’s look at how to find the right independent publisher for you.
First of all, why would you want to approach an independent publisher when you can just self-publish? For three main reasons:
A lot of publishers are now starting to look for authors who have already proved that they can do well. A soundbite we’ve heard quite a lot recently is: ‘The first book is a marketing tool for the second.’ Self-publishing is a great way to demonstrate that you are prepared to put in the hard graft, market your books and start to build up your audience. It makes the publisher’s job easier! So if you’ve written your first book, try using one of our conversion and distribution packages to get it up for sale in online stores worldwide. We can even help you with marketing!
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