5 Key Book Publishing Paths

Choosing which publishing path to follow is one of the most important issues a writer will have to deal with. Many authors ask about the Pro's and Con's of the various publishing options and the question often creates a great deal of discussion about which is the best route to take.

The true answer is that there is no one path or service that is right for everyone. You need to take into account your strengths and weaknesses, your long-term goals, and consider industry changes. It may also depend on the type of book you plan to publish.

Jane Friedman has put together a great infographic that sums up the "5 key book publishing paths". She includes the key characteristics, value for the author, warning and exceptions, and gives some examples of companies that fall into each of the categories.

Understanding the 5 Key Book Publishing Paths by Jane Friedman

Click here for a larger version of the infographic.

Which publishing route did you pick? Why did you choose that path? 



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