“How do I get my book published?” is in the top three questions I get asked.
We live in an unusual time, where self-publishing has opened up a world of opportunity for the wannabe author writing their book, and has provided traditional publishing with a real run for its money.
In fact, more self-published authors are now making a living with their books, compared with traditional published authors.
The issue you’re facing with getting your book published is that the information you’ll find is confusing. This is primarily the case because with things changing so much in the publishing world over the last few years, the advice most people give you isn’t relevant to how publishing works today. They’ll often tell you things which are outdated and incorrect.
Beyond that, the world of fiction and non-fiction are completely different, and the journey and potential for success for novelists looks completely different than that of a coach, speaker or entrepreneur wanting to write a book to raise their profile and grow their business. What works for one may not work for the other.
To make things more complicated, getting published is not as easy as you may think, and there are many obstacles in the way for the unknown, first time author.
So if you are a coach, consultant, speaker, or entrepreneur and have been wondering how to find a publisher to publish your non-fiction book, let’s explore your primary options for writing and publishing your book.
In this blog, I am referring to the process and options available for non-fiction, not fiction.
What are your options when it comes to having your book published?
Which one is right for you?
How do you decide on the best method to publish your book?
Overview of the main points of traditional publishing
Advantages of traditional publishing
Disadvantages of traditional publishing
What is the process of getting a traditional publishing deal?
Process of submitting to an Agent - summary
How likely are you to get a traditional publishing deal?
Reasons you might fail to get published
Self-publishing - How it works
Overview of the main points of self-publishing
Advantages of self-publishing
Disadvantages of self-publishing
Can you make money from a self-published book?
Process of self-publishing – summary
Ready to write? What now?