If you are a self-published author, offering advanced copies of your book gives you a good idea of how marketable your book is and how successful it may be. With advanced reader copies you can offer your book in advance when it is in the last stage of editing by making use of short run printing.
If you want to sell a book that is not in print, advanced copy books can help. Use advanced copy books as your marketing tool. Get the book out there during the last stage of editing regardless of if you have a publishing deal or are choosing to self-publish.
Every author, self-published or not, has the same goal: to sell books. Every self-published author loves presales. Presales can help with the expenses involved in publishing the book, including final printing, marketing, office materials, sales materials, travel, and more.
Authors are often able to sell enough advance copies of their books to start making a profit before stocking bookshelves. But, through advanced copy books and presales, authors gain more of an understanding of how the book will sell. When it comes to the final printing, you will have a better understanding of how many to order to print.
For more information on advanced copy books, contact The Country Press.