Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Too Big for Your Britches

Too Many Pages: We like would-be self-publishers to touch base with us before they get too far into creating their books. If they don't, they are likely to make some costly mistakes. One of the most common is creating a book that is too big to be financially viable. Some projects can be large. We worked with a business consultant who wrote a manual for his client base that evolved into a 600-page hardcover book in a large format. The cost was daunting, but the project worked because the consultant wanted to and was able to sell his book for $175.00 each. On the other hand, you'll have a tough time making a project work, at least financially, if your manuscript is several hundred pages long and you can't see yourself selling the evntual book for more than $20.00. Talk to us first. The Publishing Pro, LLC

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