There are three warning signs to look for to consider seeking a different publisher,” shares CEO Andrea Adams-Miller of The RED Carpet Connection Publishing, Publicity, and Talent Agency.
Findlay, OH (PRWEB) January 26, 2014
“Publishing can make or break a bank account, and worse, yet, choosing the wrong publisher can shatter dreams. Regardless of how wonderful a book may be, there are several factors to be concerned about when someone offers to publish a book. There are three warning signs that now is the time to seek a different publisher,” shares [CEO Andrea Adams-Miller of The RED Carpet Connection Publishing, Publicity, and Talent Agency.
- Lack of editing requirements by the agency.
When a publishing company does not insist on editing a manuscript for grammar and context errors those are major warning signs. Personally, The RED Carpet Connection Publishing, Publicity, and Talent Agency would never agree to publish an author’s manuscript without at least final grammar and context editing. While some some publishing companies require that their author’s submit manuscripts already edited, often an unedited manuscript at its rawest allows a publisher to read the manuscript unchanged by editors who do not know the audience or the business of publishing. However, while many publishers love a manuscript that is well written, The RED Carpet Connection enjoys manuscripts that are in the conception to creation phase, as well as the complete phases.
For authors with a finished product, the best publishers include services for final editing as they would never rely on an outside source hired by the author as a final editing person. While the author may have hired a very credible person, their editor is not likely to be trained by their professional staff with the skills to edit with the niche audience in mind for which the book is designed. Additionally, the author's editor is not likely trained in marketing and advertising as a professional staff continually aware of the advanced educational skills and training.
- Lack of active contribution in cover design.
“Again, asking an author, who is not educated in the areas of advertising and marketing, to design their own book cover is dangerous to the longevity of the book and sales of the book. While skilled publishers love input and creative ideas from authors, and while they allow the author's freedom of final say, these professional publishing companies utilize their skills and training to the best of the clients unforeseen needs. Therefore, publishing companies such as The RED Carpet Connection Publishing, Publicity, and Talent Agency are highly knowledgeable in marketing, advertising, and cover design, and they work closely with a team of graphic designers to create a product of high quality,” shares Adams-Miller, CEO of TheREDCarpetConnection.com Publishing, Publicity, and Talent Agency.
While authors are published who have hired outside sources for graphic design, often there are consultations with the author to make recommendations for change before accepting outside work. Again, hiring staff without the training and education in selling to niche audiences, a pretty book may be just that, pretty to look at, but never purchased.
- Accepting an author without an application and interview process.
“As a publishing company, it is unwise to align with an author who is not fully committed to the success of their products. Therefore, carefully review of the application and a thorough interview of the potential client is necessary to make sure there is a right fit for both parties. Whining, controlling, and super egotistical authors need not apply. Publishing a fully respectable body of work requires flexibility, adaptability, patience, and openness to change,” Adams-Miller further shares.
“Overall as a publishing company, The RED Carpet Connection Publishing, Publicity, and Talent Agency is not in the business to publish just books. We are in the business of marketing successful authors, entrepreneurs, and talents who have written books that serve a purpose, need, want, or desire in the market. The distinction sets the company apart from other publishing companies. As The RED Carpet Connection considers publishing as a mutual agreement towards author success. If they are not willing to invest the time, money, and energy into their product, then how can they expect others to do the same?” states Andrea Adams-Miller, CEO of TheREDCarpetConnection.com Publishing, Publicity, and Talent Agency.
About The RED Carpet Connection Publishing, Publicity, and Talent Agency
The RED Carpet Connection Publishing, Publicity, and Talent Agency is a full publishing house which offers traditional publishing, collaborative publishing, and imprint publishing services. Additionally, TheREDCarpetConnection.com provides publicity services including distributing press releases, designing media kits including brochures, acquisition of radio and television interviews, social media services, and sponsorship acquisition. Contact info(at)TheREDCarpetConnection(dot)com, http://www.TheREDCarpetConnection.com or call 419-722-6931.