True Story – Or Dreamed It?

By | March 19, 2016

No matter whether even experienced or thought out and brought to paper – written on wants to be moved. The aspiring author, rummages through the Internet, clicks from Publisher to Publisher. Always in the hope of somehow to accommodate his manuscript. Like he would talk with a Publisher or Publisher representatives. First, he dabbles with prestigious, large publishers. “” “Nil: disappointment sneaking up, because in the large” the industry becomes an insignificant “rejected author mostly with the usual words you please or send your manuscript by mail” put off.

There, where you no obligation just sends his manuscript, this lands unfortunately often in the shredder. Then he comes to publishers with huge presence and big names, who are only out to find authors. Authors who pay much money for it, so that your manuscript is taken. But be careful! Not every publisher”is equal to publishing”. Many bring out the book, but he must be the marketing and sales Take care of author himself.

But how should he do that? He can engage as an individual not in the distribution network of bookshops. So hundreds copies of expensively acquired books are later at worst at home in the cellar and no one would like to have it. Or it will be in the new books on demand “procedures only on-demand printed and it retains a few a few copies to comparatively high production costs, which can be used just in the circle of friends of the author.” Where now with the manuscript? It’s easier than you think: you can try his luck with publishers who may draw attention with a small indication that new authors are welcome. A good tip is the Working Group of smaller publishers (GAB) in the Stock Exchange Association of the German book trade. Although these publishers partly with grants or sponsors working, because you can not alone bear the risk of the cost still unknown authors, but these totals keep quite limited and they offer often much cheaper even all that big publishers offer. However, beware of publishing contracts and a comparison of the services offered is indispensable. Only a few characteristics of good publishers are an ordinary publishing contract, help with the design of the book cover, a good editorial, sales, marketing, book fairs and press work. However, some publishers separately calculate these services and you should inform yourself carefully before conclusion of the contract the cost. So you can try there luck, where it is often the least suspected it. Like for example


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