Synopses & Reviews
The publishing world has changed! An explosion in printed books, E-books, and self-publishing has contributed to more new titles coming to market than ever before. With so much happening, how does a new author stand out from the crowd? Not to mention turn a profit.
In Think Like a Publisher: 33 Essential Tips to Write, Promote, and Sell Your Book, Randy Davila, President of Hampton Roads Publishing and Hierophant Publishing, explains the nuances of the publishing industry in plain English, and gives authors all the tools necessary to be successful in today's rapidly changing publishing world.
Broken down into three easy to follow categories of Editorial, Marketing, and Business specific tips, Think Like a Publisher offers invaluable insight into how publishers think about manuscripts, marketing, and their partnership with the author.
You will also learn:
- What publishers (and readers!) look for in a manuscript
- The most common new author writing mistakes--and how to avoid them
- The makings of a great book title and cover
- The pros and cons of self-publishing vs. traditional publishing
- How to build your author platform and gain a following
- The ins and outs of the business side of publishing--contracts, royalties, agents, and more!
For any writer who has felt intimidated by the prospect of bringing a book into the world, Think Like a Publisher offers a one-stop guide to understanding the publishing industry and what it takes to make your book a success!
"Randy is a wonderful publisher who truly care about his authors and the books he helps bring into the world." -don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements
"Think Like A Publisher is incredible! It may be the single most educational piece of literature ever written on the subject of publishing, and is applicable to both non-fiction and fiction authors. I highly recommend it!" -Shayne Traviss, founder of VividLife.me
"Think Like A Publisher is a must read for both new and experienced authors. After writing and publishing three books, I can honestly say that I wished Randy Davila wrote this book years ago. Its simple, practical and powerful approach gives you all you need to know about authoring your own work. I read the entire book in one sitting and I encouraged my entire staff to read it too. Anyone who wants to write a book and gain valuable insight to the new world of publishing, this book is the magnum opus." -Dr. Joe Dispenza, author of You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One, and Evolve Our Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind
We all know the publishing world has changed. An explosion in printed books, Ebooks, and self-publishing has contributed to more new titles coming to market than ever before. With so much happening, how does an author stand out from the crowd? Not to mention turn a profit.
Think Like a Publisher: 33 Essential Tips to Write, Promote and Sell Your Book is the one-stop guide to understanding the book business and the necessary steps to become a successful author in today's rapidly changing publishing world.
Authored by Randy Davila, President of Hampton Roads Publishing and Hierophant Publishing, Think Like a Publisher explains the basics of the publishing industry in clear and concise language, including what publishers (and readers!) look for in a manuscript, the importance of a good editor and how to find one, author platform building, and marketing strategies, and even how to find the right self-publisher for your manuscript.
Think Like a Publisher offers a chance for every author to get inside a publisher's head to not only increase your chances of being published by a traditional publishing house, but more importantly, teach you how to promote your own book and create a successful "author business model."
About the Author
Randy Davila is the president of Hierophant Publishing and Hampton Roads Publishing Company. He has published many New York Times best-selling authors, including Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, Neale Donald Walsch, Richard Bach, Jack Canfield, and more.