About this video: In this video fiction author George Weir gives you information about how to publish your book. He discusses the various option you have– self publishing or going the traditional route with a publisher. This video has lots of helpful tips and will help you look at publishing realistically.
So, the kids are off your hands either in school or moved out, or your retired and feeling a little bit lost, with time on your hands and still having to watch the pennies?
Have you ever considered writing a book? and if the answer is yes, have you also thought about what’s involved?
They say “if wishes were horses,beggars would ride” but that was in the days before the internet, nowadays wishes can come true, and with the right publishing assistance and advice, many dreams of getting published will become reality,getting published today is a lot easier than it once was.
One of the first things to think about must be whether you want to write fiction or non fiction, though obviously publishers of fiction are probably the most inundated with scripts, that aside, if you think you have a good story, or you feel confident on a subject or topic that’s been a hobby or an interest of yours, give it a go, we none of us know what we are capable of until we try,check out the publishers online to see what’s hot and what’s not.
Secondly, how much control do you want, or how much are you willing to give to other people. If you give control to publishing companies it means much of what you earn will go to them, plus you will have no say in the appearance or merchandising of your book.
A third consideration would be to whom you wish to sell and where and for how long, with many traditional publishers your book will hold their interest for a few months and then they move on, leaving you high and dry.
Who has the publishing rights?
Fourthly, do you want to keep the rights to your book? If you do, then you can continue to profit from your efforts for a longer time.
And finally, if you have thought about the above, and want to have full control of your endeavours than make your own book, self publish!
Finding help to self publish has never been easier, all your questions on self publishing can be answered online, you can even publish online in the form of e books, a fast growing trend, now that almost everyone has a mobile device of some kind. (You can even get all of the answers as part of our course – see the link below)
So what are you waiting for? Every journey begins with that first step, but in this case you don’t even have to step out of your front door.
We hope you’ll consider having a quick look at our step by step course. We’ve taken all of our experiences and condensed them into a bite-size home study course that will explain everything and help you avoid the pitfalls.