The publishing house you select to publish your book matters more than you may realize. While your goal is to undoubtedly get your book represented by your top choice publishing house, it’s best to know exactly what to look for when deciding on which publisher to go with. This decision is no small feat and should be reached after exhaustive consideration.

But what should you look for in a publishing company? Many people don’t even know where to start and may ignore specific red flags simply because they don’t know any better. Watch the video to find out. Not got time to watch? Scroll down to read 5 key tips to bear in mind.

Professionalism

There should be a clear air and level of professionalism that can be readily determined by how the company conducts themselves. Things like websites, book covers, all images, along with how the staff conducts themselves on public social spaces.

The Team

Make sure the people who represent the publishing house are as legit as they say. Are they knowledgeable about the industry and its particular sector? Do they also have published work? Is it of admirable quality? You should know the answers to these questions before choosing any particular publisher.

Make sure the people who represent the publishing house are as legit as they say. Click To Tweet

Vision

What is the publishing houses vision? Are they reader focused or author focused? It is possible that they could be both? How is this displayed and exhibited in their rhetoric and marketing strategies? How do they embody this specific culture?

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The Environment

Where does the focus lie? Is it one that encourages the focus on brands, careers, and development? Are they enriching and encouraging? Do they want to take on more books and expand their reach because it matters and they care?

Supportive

It is imperative that you choose a team that is cohesive and supportive of the work you do. Click To TweetOne that intrinsically cares about the bottom line and getting your work in front of eager, hungry eyes. Be mindful of who you are going to work with and how they work with others. The level of support you get in various ways makes all the difference in the launching experience.

Do you have any other tips to help authors choose a publisher? Please let me know in the comments below.

 

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