Book Publishing with Masthof Press
GETTING YOUR BOOK PUBLISHED - TRADITIONAL APPROACH:
- Author completes manuscript.
- Author submits the PUBLISHING APPLICATION to Masthof (the Publisher)and if accepted will be contacted with a contract. If we choose not to accept, the author is free to explore self-publishing.
AUTHOR RESPONSIBILITIES WITH TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING:
- Assist in promoting the book through events, personal social media, professional contacts, etc.
- Author purchases books from Publisher at a 40% discount.
If Masthof publishes your book, you will have a minimal set-up fee and receive a 5-10% royalty of all book sales. For the books that Masthof publishes, your title would be advertised to our email list and mailing list of over 7,000 people and book buyers. Your book would be listed on Amazon.com and Masthof.com. We will also work with you sending review copies to relevant parties.
For more information, please download our Publishing Information Booklet.
Traditional Publishing: What is it, and How Does it Work?
How to publish a book traditionally (through a professional Publishing House):
To publish a book traditionally, you generally follow these steps:
- Write and revise your manuscript until it is polished and ready for submission.
- Research literary agents or publishers who specialize in your genre.
- Write a compelling query letter or book proposal and submit it to literary agents or publishers.
- If an agent or publisher shows interest, they may request additional materials such as sample chapters or the full manuscript.
- If a publishing deal is offered and accepted, the publisher will handle the editing, cover design, distribution, and marketing aspects of the book.
How much does it cost to get a book published?
Traditional publishing does not require direct financial investment from the author. Instead, the publisher typically covers the costs associated with editing, cover design, printing, distribution, and marketing. However, it's important to note that the author receives royalties based on book sales, and the publisher deducts their expenses from those royalties.
How to write and publish a book?
To write and publish a book, you can follow these general steps:
- Develop a strong concept or idea for your book.
- Plan and outline your book's structure.
- Write the manuscript, dedicating regular time to the writing process.
- Revise and edit your manuscript multiple times to improve its quality.
- If pursuing traditional publishing, research agents or publishers, write query letters, and submit your work.
How old do you have to be to publish a book?
Age requirements for publishing a book can vary depending on the publishing industry's guidelines and legal regulations in your country. Generally, there are no specific age restrictions for publishing a book. Some authors have successfully published books as teenagers or even younger. However, it's important to consider factors such as maturity, writing ability, and legal requirements or permissions from parents or guardians.
How long does it take to publish a book?
The timeline for traditional book publishing can vary widely. It depends on factors such as the publisher's schedule, the editing process, cover design, marketing plans, and the complexity of the book. On average, it can take one to two years or longer from the time a book deal is signed to the book's actual release.
How hard is it to publish a book?
Publishing a book traditionally can be a challenging process. It requires persistence, patience, and a strong commitment to writing and revising your manuscript. The competition in the publishing industry is fierce, and it can be difficult to secure a publishing deal without a well-written, marketable book and a compelling pitch. However, with perseverance and continuous improvement, it is possible to find success in traditional publishing.
If my book is published, how will I be paid?
When you publish a book traditionally, you earn royalties based on book sales. The publisher will typically provide you with an advance payment, which is an upfront sum against future royalties. After the book is released, you receive royalties as a percentage of each book sale. The specific royalty rates and payment terms are negotiated between the author and the publisher in the contract.
How to publish a book with a publisher?
To publish a book with a publisher, you typically need to follow these steps:
- Research and identify publishers that align with your book's genre and target audience.
- Prepare a query letter or book proposal that effectively introduces your book and yourself as an author.
- Follow the submission guidelines provided by the publisher, which may include sending a query letter, book proposal, and sample chapters.
- Wait for a response from the publisher. This process can take several weeks to several months, as publishers receive numerous submissions.
- If the publisher is interested, they may request additional materials or a full manuscript for review.
- If your manuscript is accepted, you may receive an offer of publication, including contract terms and royalty details.
- Carefully review the contract and negotiate any necessary changes with the publisher or your literary agent.
- Once the contract is finalized, the publisher will guide you through the editing, design, and production process, leading to the publication of your book.
Remember that the traditional publishing route can be competitive, and rejection is common. It's important to continue improving your writing, researching suitable publishers, and persevering through the submission process. Consider seeking guidance from writing communities, joining critique groups, or working with a literary agent who can help navigate the publishing industry on your behalf.