When it comes right down to it, “publishing” is the process of taking a manuscript and producing a book. It’s that simple. No matter what path you take, that’s all publishing is…
However, there are different business models one can use to publish a book, and each has its pros and cons. So, it’s important that you know which model suits your needs best.
And, if you decide that working with someone else to publish your books is right for you, then you'll want to iron out all the details ahead of time, so you know who is responsible for what and when. That way, there should be no surprises along the way!
This guide suggests 61 different questions on a variety of topics that you may want to consider asking publishers. Then it explains some of the more common responses to the question so that you understand what it means and how it might affect your book.
This guide is not intended to be construed as legal advice. However, it can serve as a primer that helps you understand the details of a contract you're considering signing so that you can make an informed decision about what's right for you and your specific needs.