An Author's Edition is the shortest and most direct path to publication.
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Start by getting our Free and authoritative Author's Guide. This comprehensive guide covers everything an author needs to know, including correct formatting for submission and our collection of Rules for Writing Good.
An Author's Edition is an ideal strategy for:
The advantages to an Author's Edition are speed, control, flexibility, and revenue opportunity. Your book will reach the market faster. You will have complete artistic control so that the finished piece will represent your vision. And you will receive a larger share of the resulting revenues than is typical with conventional publishing.
Here's an explanation of the basic relationship:
Frequently Asked Question about Author's Editions:
Will the quality of my book be inferior?
The author determines the quality level, so goal is to achieve a quality level that is cost appropriate. Some authors will sell thousands of copies of their books. Others will want only a few hundred to be circulated to agents, editor, and producers.
What if I cannot afford the $1000 to join the Author's Collective?
We suggest that you find a person or organization to sponsor you. This can be a friend, relative, non-profit organization, or business. You are in the best position to determine who has an interest in seeing your manuscript become available as a finished book. A page in the back of the book will be reserved to acknowledge a sponsor.
What if I publish a book with The Public Press, then another publisher becomes interested?
That's exactly what we are hoping for. This becomes a win-win situation for both of us, and we will be glad to help you negotiate the best possible contract.
Will The Public Press market my book?
Yes, but modestly, using our in-house marketing vehicles, such as our website and newsletter.
What about review copies?
We're always willing to provide a copy to bona fide reviewers. The wholesale mailing of books to potential reviewers is notoriously inefficient and benefits only the U.S. Postal Service. A key component to The Public Press mission is be judicious in our use of natural resources, so physical books will be sent only upon request.
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