An author's journey doesn't stop once their manuscript is completed. Once they have finished their story, they face the challenge of searching for publishers who would take a chance on their work.
In order to discover what publishers are looking for, authors should understand the process of producing a book. Nine different independent publishers have revealed insights about their selection process, and their secrets to getting published.
Publishing a book may be a rewarding process, but there are several setbacks that publishers may face. Eight successful independent publishers share about difficulties they face during the publishing process, as well as their solutions to these challenges.
Epigram Books, Singapore’s largest independent trade publisher, outlines how it successfully markets and sells its books to international and local audiences. Founder Edmund Wee shares his thoughts about the publishing industry and Epigram’s plans for the near future.
Aurora Metro Books is an award-winning independent publisher that produces a diverse range of fiction, nonfiction, YA fiction, drama and cookery.
In order to remain competitive, it fosters a sense of camaraderie between its employees, and it maintains the quality of its titles with a strict selection process. Furthermore, it capitalizes on industry trends, and optimizes its resources by collaborating with other publishing firms in the industry.
Cheryl Robson, founder and managing editor of Aurora Metro Books, shares more about these strategies.
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Rosarium Publishing is a multicultural publisher that specializes in comics and science fiction. In order to remain competitive in the publishing industry, it collaborates with international partners and publishes titles with unique voices. Bill Campbell, author and founder of Rosarium Publishing, shares more about how this is achieved.
Aionios Books is a publishing house that specializes in young adult fantasy and science fiction novels. In order to remain competitive in the publishing industry, it establishes strategies to maintain the quality of its publications, optimizes its resources by collaborating with its partners, and builds strong relationships with its authors and community.
Media Context speaks to Gerardeen Santiago, owner and publisher of Aionios Books, shares her insights about how her company has successfully implemented this strategy.
Odyssey Books publishes content for Young Adults, and specializes in fantasy and sci-fi titles. Michelle Lovi, founder and publisher of Odyssey Books, shares her insights about the publishing industry.
RockHill Publishing is an independent publisher that specializes in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Adult, and Romance. Athina Paris (Editor-In-Chief of RockHill Publishing) and James L Hill (Author and Publisher) share their insights about the publishing industry.
City Owl Press is a publishing house that specializes in romance in a range of genres from paranormal, contemporary, historical, sci-fi, romantic suspense, and time travel.
Tina Moss, Executive Editor and Chief Operating Officer of City Owl Press, shares her insights about the publishing industry.
Little Island, an independent publisher of children’s literature, shares about creating and distributing products to young readers.