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The Role of Author in Book Printing Field
Origin:Image Printing  Data: 3/28/2011  Keywords: Book Printing Field,book printing industry chain

The authors play an important role in entire book printing industry chain, although they have different motivations for writing according to the type of book and individual. The writers of poetry and fiction may be driven to write by an inner force which means that they just have to write. The academics have to be published in order to advance their career. But the professional authors may earn their living from their books, and writing is what they can live.

The actuality is that the financial returns are low for many authors. A survey published in 2007 revealed that the average earnings for authors in UK were only 16,531 pounds and the median earnings were only 4,000 pounds. For those who are successful, the rewards can be very high, and the top 10 percent of authors earned more than 50 percent of the total income earned by authors, but only 20 percent of those surveyed earned all their income from writing. For many authors the income earned is of secondary importance, and the pleasure of making it into print is a reward in itself. There is no shortage of authors who would like to be published. The traditional method was to send your manuscript to a number of publishers, and hope that it catches the eye of the relevant editor.

What is known as the slush pile is still a system operated by some publishers but has become far less common. In consumer book publishing it is becoming more important to be signed up by an agent and many publishers do not accept unsolicited material. Agents can receive hundreds of submissions each month and the chances of being taken on are slim, but first-time authors are still discovered through this route.

Most academic theses that are sent direct to editors are unpublishable as they stand, but a fraction can be turned into monographs. It is very unlikely that an unsolicited textbook manuscript would have the right structure to be commercial, but occasionally unsolicited ideas can be developed. In areas such as non-fiction and textbook publishing, publishers will want to see a proposal from the author as the first stage. This is an outline of the proposed book, which sets out the content and gives the publisher a sense of commercial potential. The advantage of this system is that the author need not take the risk of writing the whole book until they have a contract in place.

Ellen Reid provides consulting, coaching and collaboration services to book printing company who wants to professionally publish their own books. She also helps them create the solid foundation of their own small press from which they may effectively position themselves and launch their books. Her first self-published client was on the New York Times Bestseller List for 63 weeks.

ANY PUBLISHER WHO SAYS HE OR SHE CAN PREDICT WHICH BOOKS WILL SELL, has not been in the industry very long. But gut instinct can be balanced with sound financial analysis to make better decisions. Financial Feasibility in Book Publishing by Robert Follett presents a step-by-step method for evaluating the financial future of new book projects. It has worksheets, guidelines, projection methods, rules of thumb, and es­timating methods with explanations to help you determine if your book will make money. All new secondrevised edition. Note that this report may be downloaded and printed out right now. You do not have to wait for postal delivery or pay shipping charges. 

 

 
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