New York, NY (PRWEB) June 30, 2005
If you think your dream of being a published author is over because yet another editor rejected your manuscript, think again. The chances of an unknown writer getting a manuscript picked up by a major publisher are slim, but does that mean your dream of being a published author has to die? Not anymore.
Many writers tired of groveling at the steps of various publishing houses have taken matters into their own hands by self-publishing their books. Self-publishing a book is not only a viable option, but also an attractive one. But where do you begin? In her new e-book, "Could You, Should You Self-Publish a Picture Book?" (Aboon Books, $15.95), Anne Emerick, Founder of Aboon Books, walks readers step-by-step through the self-publishing process, focusing details specifically on children's picture books. Everything from developing a budget, to finding an illustrator and even selling and marketing are all covered.
The advice found in "Could You, Should You Self-Publish a Picture Book?" is in high demand. An increasingly popular alternative, more than 75% of titles released in the past several years came from a small press or self-publisher, and publishing a book independently means authors keep all rights and royalties to the project. Statistics show authors with major publishing houses receive only 5-15% of the royalties, thus giving up a significant percentage of potential income.
A children's book author herself, Emerick was inspired to write the e-book because she discovered typical self-publishing guides left out information specific to children's book publishing, especially picture books. Having the book in electronic format will allow Emerick to update the information and send complimentary future editions to her customers.
A supportive community, self-publishers like Emerick are willingly share advice. In fact, she equates independent publishing with pioneers settling the American West. They went West because the opportunities were greater. In doing so, they accepted hardships and danger, and those that made it sent help back to family and friends.
"[Anne's book] is an eBook that quite frankly knocked us out," says Laura Backes of ChildrenÂs Book Insider. "She offers page after page of insight, instruction and advice, along with scores of links and recommendations for even more resources. This is the perfect guide for anyone considering self-publishing, and we're proud to offer it to our customers."
Important Dates on which to Interview Anne Emerick:
July 2: National Literacy Day
September: Children's Book Month
Sept. 24-30: Independent Publishers Week
Sept. 30: Independent Publishers Day
Nov.1: National Authors Day
To schedule an interview, please contact Anne Emerick, Anne@AboonBooks.com, 845-853-5560
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