I recently participated in a panel discussion on the “Ins and Outs of Self-Publishing” sponsored by the Washington, DC chapter of the Women’s National Book Association. In an overview of how an aspiring author might get her book published, I discussed both traditional publishing and self-publishing. This is the first posting of a five-part series in which I’ll offer a summary of my comments.
Publishing Through a Traditional Publisher
An aspiring author can publish a book by
entering into a book publishing contract with a traditional publishing company.
Traditional publishing companies include large houses like Random House and
Simon & Schuster, small presses, and micro presses that might publish only
one or two books per year.