With the arrival of Internet, and every possible technical device and software you can imagine, in less than a few seconds your words can be sent around the world, be it through a post on a blog, or tweet, or other social media. The same is true for books. Oh, I could argue for and against all the ways books are published, but in the end, it is up to the author to choose what is right for them and their work. No longer is there a ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to publish.
Many say that self-publishing your book isn’t real publishing. That you have to go through a traditional publishing house to be ‘really’ published. Let’s examine the definition of published.
PUBLISHED: (of an author or company) prepare and issue a book, journal, piece of music, or other work for public sale.
Nowhere does it say it must be by a traditional publishing house.
It’s been said that the hardest part is writing the book. Well, that is true, it is hard to write a book, but it’s also difficult to publish it when you have no knowledge of formatting manuscripts, designing cover art, obtaining ISBNs, filing for copyright, getting a book prepped properly to go to print, dealing with distributors and the many steps they require to sell your book. Although it’s all possible in today’s point and click world, only some want to do it all, others only care to do some of it, and then there are those that want to do nothing but write the book.
To meet this growing need for choice in the rapidly changing world of publishing, The Write Advice was created by a long time traditional publishing house to help authors who want to self-publish or have more control over their writing career. There isn’t a right or wrong way to be published. We are customer oriented and believe in the personal approach to all we do. We are hands on and want what is best for authors.
Through our site, www.thewriteadvice.com, you can create your own publishing package with our Assisted Publishing program. You can have us distribute your book or choose to do it yourself. You choose your publishing path, because in the end, it is your work, they are your words, and you should be in control of what happens with your book.
Our help doesn’t just stop with the technical steps. Maybe you want to talk to an editor about your book? Brainstorm or discuss a particularly difficult part or ask marketing questions. We offer personal guidance whether through a phone call or email. Authors who have purchased this option were thrilled with the one-on-one attention they received.
Are you a children’s author? Do you have a picture book you want to get published but no idea where to start? We have professionals on staff who can work with you to get an ISBN, get your book formatted and distributed.
Do you need an editor? Not sure who you can trust? We have freelance editors who we have personally vetted and we can work with you to get a solid quote. Rest assured that we stand behind every editor and will personally guarantee their work.
These are only a few of the services we offer, visit our website or contact me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m more than happy to help guide you through whatever you need.