Researching the process to publishing a self-help book is not difficult, but it can be intimidating and time consuming. Remain diligent and committed enough to follow through on what you've learned, and use Web tools available to even the most inexperienced author to demystify your quest to find self-improvement publishers, self-help book publishers or inspirational book publishers.
Completing your self-help or inspirational is book is part of the battle. Once you edit and fine-tune the manuscript to the best of your ability, you're ready for the next steps. There are many publishing companies that publish self-improvement, self-help, and inspirational books, but you should consider all avenues and find the one that works best for the topic you've written about:
1. Traditional publishers generally only accept solicited agent material. Unsolicited material received from authors is not considered. Research using industry books such as the "Writer's Guide to Book Editors, Publishers, and Literary Agents."
2. E-book publishing is a great starting point for new authors of self-improvement books.
3. Vanity presses and self-publishing give an author the most freedom.
Submit your unagented manuscript to publishers of inspirational booksThe inspirational, self-help and self-improvement categories cover a lot of subjects from personal to business to education and science, and are focused on all ages from children to adult. The variety of subject matter makes it easy for many inspirational book publishers as well as self-help publishers to see material from new writers who offer unique points of view. Be prepared to meet submission requirements, especially word count for the topic you are covering.
Search for self-improvement book publishers using publisher databasesSelf-help and inspiration are expanding book categories and with the numerous subjects in each category to write on available, the number of publishers is also increasing. It's important to know where your book fits best so you spend your time in the most productive manner. You may start your search looking at well-known presses, but end up publishing a self-improvement book as an e-book with a relatively unknown company.
Locate e-book publishers open to new authors seeking to publish a self-help bookMany e-book publishers also offer traditional publication options. Do not rule out e-books before researching the market completely. There are many small e-book houses and finding the one for your subject matter may take time, but it's worth the investment if your goal is publication.
- The inspirational publishing market is always looking for great stories. If you have confidence in your story, persist against any rejections you may receive. The Web has many resources to help you prepare your manuscript and query: general and specialized e-mail loops, blogs, and peer editing boards are great places to connect with professionals.