1. You can self publish your book using one or more of the following options:
–photocopying your manuscript and selling it in a three-ring binder
–print-on demand (POD) at no cost or for money
–using print-quantity-needed (PQN) for short runs
–using offset printing for longer runs
–publishing it for free online as a blog, articles, and a manuscript
2. You can collaborate with other writers in a co-op venture in which you share the production and marketing costs to create, for example, an anthology of your work.
3. You can pay for all of the costs to publish your book to a vanity publisher, but vanity publishing has no credibility in the industry.
4. You can use subsidy publishing, which means that you pay part of the publishing costs, an option with less credibility than a trade publisher.
5. You can partner with a foundation that will support the writing and promotion of your book because it will further their cause.
6. You can publish it in other media such as software, podcast, audiobooks, or a calendar. Or you can sell the rights to company that does these products.
7. You can sell the rights to:
–an on- or offline trade or consumer periodical that will serialize it
–a publisher for a flat fee, as a work for hire
–a small press, niche or specialty publisher, or a regional publisher
–a academic or university press
–a professional publisher that publishes books for a specific field
–a midsized house
–one of the six New York conglomerates that dominate trade publishing
8. You can work with a packager who provides publishers with an upload ready for a printer or finished books.
9. You can hire an agent.
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