As an author, since Gutenberg got busy, there has never been a harder time to find a publisher. Maybe you know this. Maybe you’ve been shopping a book around.
Traditional publishers are no longer traditional. They take fewer risks, offer fewer services, and often their “advances” are made back by requiring authors to buy copies at a profit to the publisher.
Books that would have found a Madison Avenue publisher just 20 years ago are sent packing, in favor of sure-fire blockbusters, people with platforms, or pandering books best read at Twilight…
What do you do?
Self Publishing – Difficult, often unprofessional, and more expensive than you might think.
Vanity Press – Expensive, many empty promises, and dashed hopes. Your book will be lumped with truly awful books, because Vanity Press publishes anyone who pays their high prices.
Time for a New Kind of Publisher – We fall in-between these and offer the best of both.
First, we don’t publish just anybody. Your book must be well-written and reader-friendly.
Second, we aren’t trying to make a profit as a publisher. WHAT? That’s right. We’re building a community of authors who help promote one another. While we do charge, it’s only to cover the time others put into your book. Thousands of dollars lower than Vanity Press and less than self-publishing (assuming you do what you should do as a self-publisher), we’re a new kind of publisher who is championing authors. As owner of Prevail Press, I want to make money off my book sales, not my author’s entry into publishing.
What Kind of Books?
Great question. What kind do you have? Fiction, non-fiction, how-to, cookbooks, short stories…
…and even screenplays. I can’t find you a producer, but why have it just sitting on a shelf? People do buy screenplays.
Do you have an idea I haven’t listed? I’d love to hear about it!
Check us out on www.prevailpress.com!