The Economics
of
Publishing Your Book

Bud Banis, PhD, CMA
 

Some might say—

"Don't even think about publishing!"

from Poynter, Dan, The Self-Publishing Manual, 10th Edn. 1997

ISBN 1-56860-047-X, Para Publishing, Santa Barbara CA,


 


Vanity Publishers—

An Expensive Way to Feed Your Ego

from Poynter, Dan, The Self-Publishing Manual, 10th Edn. 1997

ISBN 1-56860-047-X, Para Publishing, Santa Barbara CA,



Self-Publishing is a Reasonable Option
  • Self-publishing is less of a stigma and more practical than ever before.
  • Some self-publishers are very successful:
      • Mark Twain
      • Zane Grey
      • Walt Whitman
      • Edgar Allen Poe
      • Virginia Woolf
      • Gertrude Stein
      • James Joyce
      • D. H. Lawrence- Lady Chatterly's Lover
      • Edgar Rice Burroughs
      • Richard Nelson Bolles -What Color is Your Parachute?
      • William Strunk, jr. -Elements of Style
      • Blanchard & Johnson- The One-Minute Manager
      • John Javna-50 Simple Things You Can Do To Save the Earth
      • Wess Roberts-Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun
      • James Redfield-The Celestine Prophecy
      • Peter McWilliams-poetry books include How to Survive the Loss of a Love and Life 101




    Costs of Self-Publishing
    from Ross, Tom & Marilyn, The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing, 3rd edn (1994)

    ISBN 0-89879-646-6, Writer's Digest Books, Cincinnati, Ohio


    Print on Demand May be Useful at the Vendor Level.


    Production Order Quantity Approach Reduces Risk



    Save Time and Work—

    Work with an
    Established
    POQ Publisher


     
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