At Girl Friday, we work with all kinds of folks who want to see their words in print. From first-time novelists to writers penning memoirs to companies who want custom materials to promote their brand, we offer clients the services, know-how, and support they need to get their books out there. Authors today face an exciting publishing landscape in constant flux, and we relish the chance to help them jump in with both feet and succeed. In that spirit, here are 5 things you should know about modern publishing:
1. You have lots of options
For decades, your only shot at getting your book into the hands of readers was to snag an agent who would (hopefully) get behind it and send it on to publishers. It was a daunting process with many gatekeepers between you and your readers. But with the advent of e-books and Print-On-Demand, the game has changed. The first step still is to write a great book; after that, there are many ways up the mountain, including small presses and self-publishing. It used to be over when the last house on your list said no. Now, it’s not over until you say it is.