Every piece of Creativity needs a Canvas and the book being one of the richest manifestations of creativity, needs a publishing house that can be able to put it in the most effective way. However, there are lot many creative people who end up having a bad publisher, either due to lack of knowledge or not knowing the importance that a publishing house has with regard to the greater good of a book.
If you want to come up with a book that can sum up all your marvel and spellbind your readers, then choosing the right publisher is a must. The present blog will answer your question, i.e. How to Choose a Publishing House?
Given below are some of the tips of choosing a right publisher for your ambitious book:
• Do not Opt for a Photostat Publishing House: This is arguably one of the greatest errors that the newbie authors make. They tend to think that the job of a publisher is limited to putting an ISBN Number and Photostat their work. However, the truth is starkly different. A publishing house of some repute does not just photocopy the work of an author. It rather puts life in a Manuscript, makes it extremely effective and skyrocket the popularity of an author.
• Check Portfolio: Instead of relying much on hearsay, as to which publisher is better, you should check the portfolio of book publishers and decide accordingly. Portfolio is the name of other books, a particular publisher has published previously. This portfolio will help you on two counts—you will come to know as to how much books they have already in their credit and by asking for any book from its portfolio, you can come to know about their standard of publishing. Asking for portfolio is one of the must-do things if you want to know How to Choose a Publishing House.
• Hold meeting with the Publisher himself/herself: You should not give go-ahead for your book unless you hold a meeting(online meeting may suffice if location is your problem) with that publisher. You can ask him a volley of questions regarding the style of functioning of the publishing house, the assistance in developing your content, writing foreword, promoting your book in online and offline, complimentary copies so on and so forth. In addition to these, you may ask for their way of publishing a book. If the answers of your publisher satisfy you, well and good, but if they do not, you should opt for another publisher.
• Go for a publishing consultant, not a publisher: You may or may not be aware, but there is a big difference between a publisher and a book publishing consultant. A publisher is just like Garbage in Garbage Out. It will publish what you bring to it, whereas a book consultant will give you expert advice about all the nitty-gritty of book—your title, sub title, cover page, tweaking content as per your target audience, about book, about author so on and so forth. In addition to these, a book consultant will also help in making your book appear in online marketplaces such as Amazon, Flipkart, Meesho and the likes through various permutations and combinations in your book. In this way, the benefits accrued through a book consultant far outweigh that of publisher.
It is important to mention here that the above-mentioned tips include but not limited to the tips of choosing a right publisher for your ambitious book.