The Route to Publishing
the starting point toward publishing, the author's ability and desire
are critical. Before reaching the destination, the basic "stops"
along the way will include planning and preparation with a publisher,
copy revision and editing, arranging for print or electronic format,
engaging a distributor with appropriate access to wholesalers, entering
the inventory of retailers and, finally, "guiding" the
book into the hands of readers.
Handbook will reveal the advantages of online sales and distribution
of print-on-demand copies. More importantly, however, the Handbook
will explain the anticipated preparation, production, distribution,
marketing, and sale of books. To simplify their role, authors will
deal directly with only one entity in the process: the publisher.