DO you want a professional publication that garners respect in the current self-publisher/ indie-publisher realm? – This mode of publication is the top publication forum of today!
AND HERE ARE THE KEYS!
Invest in editing – make your content great! (not your neighbour or friend, college professor, but a qualified editor) and leaving the formatting and layout up to the professionals is KEY!
Self-published authors/indie-publishers are, in some cases, even competing against large publishing houses (many authors published by houses are also now self-publishing).
Professional layout makes a huge difference, in not just look, but readability – Will readers recommend your book? Cover is great, words are good BUT it’s hard to read or follow because page layout doesn’t work!
Authors have a vested interest in marketing their book, they know their market and the value of their book – personally – one on one with what their readers are interested in! That’s why people buy books, they identify.
The environment today does not support publishing houses investing in every book, so even a contract with a traditional publisher means you have to do the marketing and royalties are less. Explore your options and decide what works best for you.