Consider Your Publishing Options - March is “Small Press Month”

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Nearly 200,000 books are published each year. Did you know that the estimated 70,000 U.S. independent publishers churn out the majority of those new titles? ItÂ?s true. These small presses publish unknown authors, enhance the careers of established writers, constantly take risks, explore innovative ideas, and, through their diverse titles, reach new audiences.

Nearly 200,000 books are published each year. Did you know that the estimated 70,000 U.S. independent publishers churn out the majority of those new titles? It’s true. These small presses publish unknown authors, enhance the careers of established writers, constantly take risks, explore innovative ideas, and, through their diverse titles, reach new audiences.

That is why independent publishers are celebrated during “Small Press Month” in March. Independent publishing is a part of the publishing industry that is growing at a tremendous rate, and “Small Press Month” is a time to honor the quality of work they produce and the strides they continue to make in the industry.

Although being published by a big New York house has an allure and mystique, as well as name recognition, many authors reap great rewards from small presses. They get individualized attention, more creativity in their design, and more niche marketing outlets. Working with a small press offers you increased flexibility, more personal interaction, as well as many of the services offered by traditional publishers. In addition, small presses often use the same printers used by the large traditional publishing houses, so readers can’t tell any difference in the quality of work.

So why are more and more authors looking to small presses? Unfortunately, when you work with a large publishing house, you may get lost in the mix and be treated simply as another client or product. Dawn Josephson, founder and president of Cameo Publications, a leading Editorial and Publishing Consulting & Services firm, states, “Authors are artists. Rather than paint with watercolors or oils, they paint with words. And they’re yearning for a publisher who shares in their vision and respects their work. That’s why small and independent presses are becoming so popular. They treat authors with respect, and they value their vision.” So if you are looking to publish, celebrate “Small Press Month” and research some small and independent presses. They may just be the right option for you!

Cameo Publications is a leading Editorial and Publishing Consulting & Services firm for professional speakers and business leaders. By providing timely and useful writing, publishing, and marketing related information, as well as assisting authors through every phase of the publishing process, Cameo Publications helps speakers and business leaders leverage their content and become recognized experts in their field.

For more information about Cameo Publications or an interview about “Small Press Month” or any other writing or publishing related topic, please contact Cameo Publications at 866-372-2636 or send an email to Amy@cameopublications.com.

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