You can self-publish your book, using one or more of these options: --Photocopying your manuscript and selling it in a three-ring binder --Publishing it as a hardcover, a mass market book or a trade paperback --Using print-on demand (POD) at no cost or for money --Using print-quantity-needed (PQN) for short runs --Using offset printing for longer runs --Publishing it for free online as a blog, articles, and a manuscript --Publishing it with the growing number of publishers that have self-publishing imprints --Selling it chapter by chapter as a subscription --As an app
You can pay for all of the costs to publish your book with a vanity or subsidy publisher. But vanity publishing has no credibility in the industry.
You can use subsidy publishing. You pay part of the costs, an option with less credibility than a trade publisher.
You may be able to partner with a business or non-profit that will support the writing, publishing, and promotion of your book because it will further their cause.
You can publish it in other media such as software, a podcast, audiobook, or sell the rights to a company that does these products.
You can sell the rights to --one of the five publishers that dominate trade publishing --a small press, midsized, regional, niche, or specialty publisher --an on- or offline trade or consumer periodical that will serialize your book --a publisher for a flat fee as a work for hire --an academic or university press --a professional publisher that publishes books for a specific field
You can work with a packager who provides publishers with a file ready for the printer or finished books.
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