With the arrival of Internet, and every possible technical device and software you can imagine, in less than a few seconds your words can be sent around the world, be it through a post on a blog, or tweet, or other social media. The same is true for books. Oh, I could argue for and against all the ways books are published, but in the end, it is up to the author to choose what is right for them and their work. No longer is there a ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to publish.
Many say that self-publishing your book isn’t real publishing. That you have to go through a traditional publishing house to be ‘really’ published. Let’s examine the definition of published.
PUBLISHED: (of an author or company) prepare and issue a book, journal, piece of music, or other work for public sale.
Nowhere does it say it must be by a traditional publishing house. So why would you define yourself and your work based on some tweet or comment off the Internet? As the old adage goes, if they said you had to jump off a bridge to be published, would you do that? Of course not. Then why would you choose what isn’t right for you?
It’s been said that the hardest part is writing the book. Well, that is true, it is hard to write a book, but it’s also difficult to publish it when you have no knowledge of formatting manuscripts, designing cover art, obtaining ISBNs, filing for copyright, getting a book prepped properly to go to print, dealing with distributors and the many steps they require to sell your book. Although it’s all possible in today’s point and click world, only some want to do it all, others only care to do some of it, and then there are those that want to do nothing but write the book.
To meet this growing need for choice in the rapidly changing world of publishing, The Wild Rose Press has created various options for you to choose form. True, we are a traditional, royalty paying, publishing house, but it seemed silly not to offer our skills and knowledge to help writers in every way we can. That’s the reason we started this company in the first place. To help writers and grow authors.
If you don’t wish to go the traditional route, don’t. You can create your own publishing package through our new Assisted Publishing program. You don’t even have to allow us to publish the work for you, you can choose only to have us assist you with some of the difficult steps. You choose your publishing path, because in the end, it is your work, they are your words, and you should be in control of what happens with your book.
Ms. RJ Morris
Vice President, Operations Manager
The Wild Rose Press, Inc.