How Can 1stBooks Help Publish Your Book?

Regardless of your situation, if you have a manuscript, 1stBooks can help you publish it! It doesn't matter if you've never been published before or if your novel ranks #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. 1stBooks can help you. Thousands of authors have found in 1stBooks what they were seeking and you can too!

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  • An author who has never been published before, we can save you time and money! Did you know that 98% of all unsolicited manuscripts submitted to traditional publishers are rejected? Or that you virtually have to hire a literary agent for a traditional publisher to even look at your manuscript, much less actually publish it? If you don't want to spend your valuable time writing query letters that might not even get read, of if you don't want to spend money to hire a literary agent, then 1stBooks is a natural fit for you! We can publish your manuscript as a bookstore-quality paperback and create a customized cover in just 4-6 months! No rejections. No literary agents. Period.

  • An author who has been published by a vanity press, you probably paid for hundreds—if not thousands—of books that are unfortunately gathering dust in your garage or basement. With 1stBooks, you'll never have an inventory of books because we use print-on-demand technology. We don't force you to buy an inventory of books because we can print them one at a time, as orders come in. For literally 5% of what some vanity presses charge, 1stBooks can make your book available for special order through more than 25,000 bookstores and websites like Amazon.com. Plus, you never have to worry about an inventory of books and selling them yourself. We take care of that for you.

  • An author who has been traditionally published, congratulations. You're one of the few authors who have been able to beat the odds. But, is it worth it? Do you ever tire of editors making changes to your book that simply don't make sense? Do their changes make the book more commercial but decrease its literary quality? If so, you should publish through 1stBooks. Martyn Burke did. He's the writer/director of Pirates of Silicon Valley as well as author of five traditionally published novels. For his sixth novel, The Shelling of Beverly Hills, his previous publisher insisted that he double the page count. He didn't feel it was necessary, so he came to 1stBooks because he knows we publish books without changing our authors' visions of them. Plus, he also knows we can re-publish books that traditional publishers make "out-of-print." Now, all of Martyn's books are available through 1stBooks. We're expecting his next novel early this year.

  • An author who has self-published conventionally, we can help you too. You probably went the self-published route for two reasons—control and money. Not only do you retain all rights to your book but you keep a larger percentage of each sale than if you would have published it with someone else. Honestly, we can't blame you for self-publishing because it makes sense. But, in order to have control and make more money, you had to do ALL the work—find a cover artist, type-set the book, find a printer, fulfill orders, ship them, etc. Not only will 1stBooks do all this work for you, but you'll still keep all your rights. If you want to sign with another publisher or sell the translation rights, you're free to do so. Plus, there's no other company that involves you in the production process as much as 1stBooks. We even assign a Production Coordinator to shepherd your book through our process. To top it off, we're the only print-on-demand company that lets you choose the price of your book and what percentage you receive from each sale—from 10% to 50%—the highest anywhere!

  • An author who has published through another print-on-demand company, more than likely, you didn't have any promotions or marketing support. You were left to do it ALL on your own. Not so if you publish with 1stBooks—we have an entire department dedicated to promoting and marketing our books. In the last year alone, our authors have appeared in USA Today, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, ABC News, The Today Show, and The Early Show, just to mention a few. Kelly's Quest ranked #3 on the LA Times bestseller list, Legally Blonde was a summer blockbuster movie, and Doctor Lopez will soon star Dustin Hoffman as the lead!

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