How to Evaluate Small Publishers—Plus Digital-Only Presses and Hybrids – by Jane Friedman…

In my annual chart, The Key Book Publishing Paths, there is one column that is most vexing and problematic for writers to navigate: small publishers.

Into this category falls some of the most prestigious publishers you can imagine, that can boast of New York Times bestsellers, and that writers dream of working with.

But it also includes publishers that started up last year out of someone’s home office, run by people who may not know anything more about the publishing industry than you do.

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7 thoughts on “How to Evaluate Small Publishers—Plus Digital-Only Presses and Hybrids – by Jane Friedman…

  1. Very informative article! A few months ago I signed with a small, new publisher. While he hasn’t done everything Ms. Friedman lists, he has increased my sales and the royalty he pays is within the recommended range. So far so good.

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  2. Reblogged this on Just Can't Help Writing and commented:
    Thanks to Chris the Story Reading Ape for making this terrific Jane Friedman article available! I’m closing in on the decision as to whether to self-publish or go the traditional route with a small press, so this article is a godsend!

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