Book Printing Blog

RSS Grab the Country Press Inc. RSS Feed

Traditional Publishing or Self Publishing – Boston

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 14, 2014

Which publishing road does an author take today? With the Internet and today’s technology, traditional publishers are being turned on their heads, self and independent publishers are taking over.

The publishing road answer: it depends. Authors are choosing to bypass the traditional method that had been so coveted by the majority of authors just a few years ago. The five key factors that have moved authors to seek other avenues are: rejection, timing, control, quality and money.

Rejection that a traditional publisher has said, “No,” have led authors down the do it themselves path. Some choose the vanity format, others explore POD; pay to publish; eBooks; or create their own publishing house.

Timing—if your manuscript is completed, you can have it edited, cover and interiors designed, printed and in your hands within four months. With traditional publishing, you can have your manuscript completed and it will most likely be in your hands in 18 months.

Control—if you get a group of authors together who have traditionally published, one of the most common grumblings you will hear is that they don’t like the way their book looks—covers and interiors and they really have been in a fog when it comes to book sales.

Quality—overall, traditional publishers have been cutting down on quality and increasing prices.  A book published years ago used better paper and just  felt better than a book published today.

Money—is an important thing to look at. Most traditional publishers are pushing for “net” royalty deals. If your book is $20 retail, the net for sales to wholesalers and distributors will be less than $10 per book—meaning that the royalty is based on the less than $10 amount. The last two years have been brutal to the “average” author—non-fiction sales are in the 4,000-5,000 area. That means $4,000 to $5,000 in royalties—those lovelies that are paid twice a year, with a deferral of three months after each closing period; and usually with a hefty percentage holdback for reserves—meaning books get turned back and the publisher wants to cover their costs and not overpay you (and come knocking on your door to now pay them). In other words, this isn’t going to seed your retirement—don’t quit the day job!

As a savvy self and independent publisher—when you create a platform to reach out to your crowd, your sales will not only be greater, the financial reward will be significantly greater.

It’s your choice, but do the math always. Measure your time, investment and potential return.

For more information on self-publishing, contact The Country Press.

business2community.com


Recent Posts


Tags

Kodak digital printer publisher Country Press Printing, Inc. perfect bound books printer short run books, MA book promotion POD, Newton, MA Printing and binding in Boston, MA short run book printing services self-publishing in Boston, MA Manual printing services printing on demand (POD) how to self publish book printing for self-publishers self-publishing books on-demand printing commercial printing full service self publishing self publishers advantages of short run book printing, MA perfect bound books in Boston, MA self-published author print on demand (POD) benefits of short run book printing professional quality printed books book printing options digital printing for cookbooks short run book printers, MA advantages of self publishing print small quantity of books MA universities town municipality report printing rosters warrants independent presses short run book printers printing short runs advance copies of books, MA American Library Association Annual Conference digital printing in Newton, MA digital printing Country Press, Inc. town report books for book fair, MA The Country Press editors for self-publishing cookbook layouts publishing, MA Pre-publication book printing in Boston, MA sustainable and local enegery short run book printing, Boston bound manuscripts self publish short-run book publishing short run book printer, MA short run printing, Newton, MA Country Press Printing Inc. Happy Thanksgiving perfect bound book book publishing The County Press, Inc. - MA Country Press, Inc Digital book printing in Newton, MA advantages of print on demand, MA short run book printing, MA advance book copies, MA book self publishing short run book printers, Boston self publish, MA difference between self publishing and traditional publishing Digital-printing indie publishing Biogas Kodak EX150 Digital Printers publishing services traditional publishers how many books should you print paper digital short run printing, MA Country Press Inc short run books printing needs Soft cover perfect bound books The Country Press digital printing services School books Short-run book printers Short run printing in Boston, MA short run prints, MA self published authors, MA Self-publishing services in Boston, MA publishers, MA short run printers self published books short runs, MA manuals e-book self publishing, MA promoting your book, MA The Country Press’ digital printing services here in Boston, MA American Library Association short run book publishers printing services here in Boston, MA printing Advanced reader copies ARCs Country Press Inc. how to promote your book short run book publishers, MA publishing companies annual and periodic recurring report printing advance copy books, MA author and publisher bound galley services country press short run digital printing publishing services for authors self publishing books advanced reader copies full-service publishing in Boston, MA soft cover school books why short run book printing, MA recycled paper common mistakes of self publishing perfect bound books with soft covers digital printing, MA print on demand, MA original graphic designs short run production benefits of short run printing, MA short run printers, Boston The Country Press’ digital printing services self published books, MA digital book publishing large publishing firms printing finishing short run printing, Boston certified Ecologo advanced copy books bound book galleys customized cookbook printing publishing companies that offer self publishing services self-publishing editors digital print on demand services book printers, MA short run book printing Country Press Printing Inc small presses print on demand The Country Press Inc. short run printing self-publishing services digital print on demand print on demand book printing, Newton, MA publishing company, MA Self-publishers book printing perfect bound books reduces greenhouse gas emissions advantages of short run book printing printed manual self publishing mistakes benefits of short run printing The Country Press print on demand in Newton, MA short run publishing print on demand in Newton, MA small publishing company reprinting school books Kodak EX150 digital printer printed manuals self publishing e-books, MA Self-publishing print on demand printing on-demand cookbook printing in Newton, MA university publishing services book printing on demand Digital printing Digital book printing in Boston, MA Digital book printing short run book printers, Newton, MA long run books short run printers, MA digital printer nnual town or government report printing services in Boston, MA, The Country Press, Inc. Perfect binding print books on demand in Boston, MA authors, MA Self Publishing statistics digital publishing, MA advanced reading copies self-publishing for businesses recycling programs personalized cookbook publishing services in MA for universities self publishers government publishing houses independent publishing companies facebook like books for book signing, MA self publishing service, MA self publishers, MA Short-Run book Printing Digital book printing in Boston, MA annual town reports on-demand book printing Kodak EX150 digital production system advantaages of self publishing self publisher book printers gift of business Book printing and binding bound galley printing Digital book printers in Boston, MA traditional or self publishing, Boston galley books printing ARCs self publishing glossary small publishing companies self publish short run printing services The Country Press bound galleys with high-resolution prints self-publising books short run printing self-publishing services the country press Happy New Year print on demand books book printing short run book publishing client review digital book printing self publishing, Boston publishers Short-run book printing in Boston, MA bound galleys, MA high quality book galleys self publishing services for authors short-run and on-demand printing Short Run Printing in Atlanta, GA vanity publishing, Boston printing soft cover school books high-quality manual printing self-publishing a book short run printing for books, MA short run printing self-publishing for business book publishing in Boston book printer, MA print on-demand POD book printing digital printing in Boston, MA self published book promoting, MA quote for book printing choosing self publishing, Boston publishing deadlines Short-run book printers in Boston, MA self-publishing self-publishers advanced reading copies, MA cookbooks on demand printing short run book printer digital printing for manuals commercial short run book printing advantages of self-publising books Perfect bound books printing in Boston, MA digital printers digital printing service smaller book printing companies ARCs printing free holiday gift publishing companies that offer self publishing self-publishing steps book binding 50 Shades of Grey short run book printing, Newton, MA galleys publishing services to individual authors publishing short run printing, MA book printing, MA self short run short-run publishing the country press boston ma Print-on-demand services in News Port, VA self publishing acronyms perfect bound book printing press Cookbook printing self publishing, MA soft cover textbooks short run book publishing, MA e-book formatting, MA printing hard copies of school books Bound galleys in Newton, MA print books on demand, MA creating ebooks printing services short-run book printing service digital short run book printing self publishing services for self publishing authors short run printing services, MA stock paper short run book publisher, MA The Country Press, Inc conventional commercial printing Printing in short runs The Country Press Inc Short run book printing in Boston, MA Printing on demand and publishing books self publishing print and publish books smaller publishing houses publishing companies, MA want to self publish a book self-publishing, MA book printing companies self publishing authors Country Press, Inc Country Press bound galleys government printing services Digital book printing in Newton, MA Manual printing services in Boston, MA printing bound galleys short runs advanced copies short run printing applications Perfect bound book printing in Boston, MA short-run printing Self-publishers in Boston, MA printing, MA commercial printing company print on demand books, MA Chorine free benefits of short run book printing, MA ARC books bound galley books Bound Galley advanced copy book printing annual town report Bound Galley made in Boston, MA bound galleys in Boston, MA marketing self published books, MA promoting self published books advantages of short run printing, MA print-on-demand Kodak EX150 self publishing glossary of terms small publishing companies, MA Rolland Opaque self-publishing digital book printing small publishing houses self-publising non-fiction books Country Press Printing short run printing services full service publishing printing and reprinting in Boston, MA how many books should i print self-publishers, MA book galleys ARC printing Country Press printing services Kodak EX150 digital printing system manual printing Self-publishing in Newton, MA print books on demand in Newton, MA independent publishing print on demand services, MA self-publshed authors digital book printing, MA The Country Press, Inc. digital short run printing cookbook printing in Boston, MA Country Press’ digital printing services print-on-demand (POD) self-publshing print on demand in Boston, MA Short run printing in Newton, MA commercial short run printing how many books to print, MA digital printing for books

Archive

PUBLISHERS

Publishers

Are you late with titles for the current season? Are you trying to make that upcoming book show? Do you need dependability? Where do you need your books shipped to? Look no further than Country Press.

UNIVERSITIES

Universities

Country Press has a long history of supplying printed material to our nations Universities and Colleges. If any one or more of the following scenarios apply, we are the one to turn to.

SELF-PUBLISHERS

Self-Publishers

Self-Publishing can be a virtual minefield if you are not careful. To make this an efficient process and successful endeavor you need to understand some of the “Basics” of Publishing and the definition of Self-Publishing.

TOWN/GOVERNMENT

Town/Government

We have been assisting Cities and Towns throughout New England in the design and production of their Annual Town Reports and Warrants. We offer a full range of services from typesetting, design, manufacturing and delivery.