How do I choose a good book publisher?
Copyright – traditional publishing involves selling your copyright. With independent publishing you should always maintain ownership of your intellectual material.
Design – input into the design and look of your book should be a key feature of independent publishing.
Marketing – you should also have input into how your book is marketed.
Timing – apart from everything already mentioned, a key reason to self-publish is that you will have your book and eBook selling in retail outlets within 4-6 months.
Absolutely! Bookshops make no distinction between books produced by traditional and independent publishers.
A&A titles are distributed nationally and internationally by Dennis Jones & Associates and sold through all book retailing outlets in Australia.
Why wouldn’t it be? Our eBooks are sold throughout the world and there is no expensive freight to be paid! This means that our authors have access to a potentially huge marketplace, including the major online retailers like Amazon, Kobo, Booktopia and so on but also purchasers like American libraries – the opportunities are vast!
For more details on ebook publishing, visit our webpage.
Yes, of course. eBooks are very sophisticated these days and offer graphics just like any other book.
A&A have a team of editors, and Joy Aimée, the the publisher, also edit manuscripts herself. Our editors are happy to discuss their recommendations with the author, and in our process, the author always has the final say over their manuscript.
For more details on book editing, visit our webpage.
It is always a very good idea to show your half-completed manuscript to an editor or publisher to get their feedback before you invest any more time and effort into your writing. They may be able to make some suggestions that have not occurred to you and that may substantially improve the quality and marketability of your work.
Please contact us if you would like a professional opinion on your manuscript progress.