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How To Determine If A Publisher is Right For You

[Video] How To Determine If A Publisher is Right For You

Finding the right publisher for your book doesn’t have to be so hard, but it’s not so easy either. A good fit is essential. It’s no different from a partner or pair of jeans. What might be a good fit for other, won’t necessarily be for you.

And if you’re new to the publishing world, you might even be wondering if you even need a publisher! But that’s another post entirely.

It can be hard to find just what you’re looking for in a publisher. Not all publishers work the same way, and you should be very particular about how you choose one to publish your book.

In this video, I go over the different points you need to consider when searching for a publisher.

If video watching isn’t your thing, carry on reading below.

Research the publisher

Find out as much about the publisher as possible; their clients, team, and so on. You want to know the following:

  • How they run promotions
  • What type of interactions they have with their authors
  • How they interact with their readers

Take a look at their:

  • Websites
  • Social media channels

And to get a really good idea of the team, be sure to read their biographies.

Find out as much about the publisher as possible; their clients, team and so on. Click To Tweet

Research authors who are signed

Find out:

  • What type of author they typically represent
  • What type of books those authors publish

Contact some of the authors who signed under the publishing house and ask them for feedback. Their response will give you a perspective of how they are to work with and what they look for in their authors.

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Ask questions

The more you ask, the more you know. And it’s okay to ask questions such as:

  • How do you promote your authors
  • What type of involvement do you have with your authors
  • How do you approach the author and publisher relationship
  • What do they expect from their authors
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Think about your book

Consider how well your book would fit in with the books that are represented by the publisher. It’s important to think about where you, as an author, and your book would best fit in their company

Remember, it’s not a one size fits all.

Do you have any helpful tips for choosing a publisher? Let me know in the comments below!

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