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Book Publication refers to the publication of any book written by an author. In publishing, an author deposits money with a publishing company which aims at convincing booksellers and other readers to sell the book. The money is generally paid in return for publishing rights. A book publisher usually tries to achieve a circulation of one million copies of a published book in a year. With advances in technology and new materials, this goal of a one million copies print may be difficult to achieve.
Book publishers usually work with established writers who can offer them monetary compensation for their published works. However, many new authors are not able to generate any revenue from their published works. For these authors, the best option would be to hire ghostwriters who can help them establish a name in the literary world.
A writer needs to submit his/her completed manuscript to a publishing house. The first stage of the publishing process involves hiring an editor who analyzes the manuscript. The editor will provide the author with suggestions on the structure, characters, themes, etc of the book. After the editor gives the author his/her approval, the author is in a position to receive payment for his contribution to the publishing process.
Book Publication through Small Pays, or eBook Publishing refers to the publishing process of eBooks written by authors with limited financial resources. This is unlike traditional publishing wherein authors submit their manuscripts to a large number of print houses which are responsible in deciding whether the manuscript will be printed or not. Many aspiring authors are discouraged by the thought of having to pay fees to publishers for their books’ print run. But with eBooks, print run is not necessary as the entire print cost of the book is covered by the eBook publisher. Some eBook publishers also offer their services as ghostwriters and editors so that authors do not need to worry about writing the book’s content. These ghostwriters and editors work together with the author and together they produce the masterpiece that the author is able to focus on the writing part of the project, leaving the editing and editorial tasks to the company or the service provided by the eBook publisher.
As compared to eBooks, traditional publishing houses have the burden of taking care of print runs, packaging and shipping of books. But in most cases, traditional publishing houses charge more because they have to pay for the cost of printing and shipping the books themselves. With eBooks, the process is almost the same except that authors can choose to have the book printed online or have the book shipped directly to them. In any case, authors may not be able to know their exact pricing until after they have been paid for their work. Most self-publishing houses require authors to have a reasonable writing ability and a good grasp of grammar, syntax and style in order to have their books published.
Self-publishing houses use the Internet to advertise and promote their products, while traditional publishing houses use the media like newspapers, magazines and television to spread the word about their products. Authors can get their books published faster and more efficiently this way. Authors and publishers can also save a lot of money this way. The biggest advantage of the self-publishing process is that it lets authors control all the aspects of their writing. Authors can decide whether to have a hard or soft cover, whether to use a traditional or digital format, what extras to include and even which resources to use to produce the main article.