Industrial printing presses weren't cheap, and finding editors, marketers, and distributors was no small feat.
Thankfully, the digital age has made it possible to manage your book publishing business more easily and affordably, and many authors are starting companies to self-publish their own books, and some are taking it even further to publish the works of other authors as well. Not everyone gets to the point where they want to turn their publication into a full-fledged business.
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There is a lot of help out there for first-time authors but be wise inhow you spend your money.
In the United States, it's Bowker; in the UK, it's Nielsen; in the AU, it's Thorpe-Bowker.
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One thing many indie authors come to terms with is that they’re not just publishing a book, they’re starting an author business.
It is one thing to say you want to publish a book and become a published author but another to actually do it.
Theserise up to create publishing businesses of their own that cater to the novice author.
This is a great trend as more experienced individuals come forward to help their fellows succeed in the book publishing industry to share a love of literature.