Many of you reading this may have already figured this out and are shopping around for a micro-publisher. Be careful as well, as you search the Internet for options, you will run across organizations trying to sell you the so-called secrets of publishing and false promises of making you into a bestselling author. Most of them are scams designed for their own profit, not yours, and prey on those without any knowledge of the publishing industry. Then you will come across micro-publishers advertising that they take on all genres, they do not turn down any submissions, and the author will have no out of pocket expenses. Their sales pitch sounds very appealing to first-time authors, but please remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. If a large publishing house requires an author to build his or her platform to generate sales, why would anyone think that a small publisher, which is most likely operated in a person’s home, would be able to get a book sold? In reality, writing a book is the easy part. As an author, you are going to be the key salesperson regardless of which company publishes your book, so don’t be led astray or fooled into believing otherwise.
The literary publishing industry is rapidly changing and shifting in a new direction. What was the in the past regarding publishing is no longer what will be in the near future. Digital publishing is on the rise, but for those that love books, do not fret, printed books will never go away, and are slowly climbing back up the ladder. Self-publishing and micro-publishers was frowned upon in the past, which was rightfully so due to the poor quality of the product, but not anymore. Small publishers are printing high-quality books that are equal to those by the large publishing houses. Nowadays, independent publishers are the ones that are making the money, and large amounts money! However, be cautious when choosing a micro-publisher because there are those that prey on first-time authors. I have seen a few that offer services that are simply bogus. One, in particular, offers celebrity endorsements for your book for a fee of $190.00. Looking deeper into it, all they do is supply you with addresses for celebrities, some that may not even be valid any longer as noted in the advertisement, and it is up to you to make contact with the celebrity. This is just stupid… anyone can find the address for a celebrity, and even if you pay for that information on the Internet, it is only $25.00.
Agents will mislead you by saying that large publishing houses will not offer a contract if you originally self-published. That’s a lie! 50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James is the perfect example of a self-published success story due to an author’s determination. The book was originally titled “Masters of the Universe” and was self-published as an e-book. It acquired massive amounts of horrible reviews, mostly noting its very poorly written qualities. As you know, it eventually became a bestselling novel boasting 70 million copies sold worldwide. Literary agents are still to this day publically bashing the book that they all turned down. This proves that they have lost touch with what the public wants to read.
There is no reason to sit and wait wasting valuable time as you receive one discouraging rejection after another as you keep changing your proposal trying to get an agent’s attention. If your dream is to be published in the future by a large, well-known publishing house, by all means, continue to pursue it. You may have been told that a large publisher will not touch a self-published book – that is a lie as they have taken on previously published books such as Fifty Shades of Grey. You are not under any contract with us nor do you have any obligation to Empire Publishing after you are published. Remember, you own 100% of your rights. Empire Publishing is a company created by authors for authors. We’ve been through it all and are here to save you many headaches.
You will want to have your manuscript as polished as can be before publishing. Every writer knows this. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to pay an editor $20 per page to edit his or her work, and editing your own work is almost impossible to do. We offer professional editing services in our packages that are not going to break your bank account.
The best books from top authors released by major publishing houses have mistakes in them. This comes to one of the most dreadful aspects of going with a large publishing firm that no longer has proofreaders and one of the best aspects of publishing with print to order. There is no large, costly inventory in stock, and an error can be quickly rectified. If you happen to find a mistake at a later date or need to make a change, those changes can be made within 48 hours.
As the industry changes and is evolving, micro-publishers are becoming a force to reckon with. However, many of them only accept specific genres, which limit their manuscript acceptance and overall sales power. Some overcharge and prey on those that do not have the knowledge of publishing, printing, graphic design, and marketing. Many of them offer services that are unnecessary and a waste of money. We feel a successful business is achieved through honor and providing the best service possible. We have even seen contracts where the author is required to order 500 copies of their book. That is insane! Using our sources, you don’t need to order a single copy if you choose not to.
We have seen publishers offer a website and e-store to the author, only to have them disappear after a year. You own and have full control over everything you do with Empire Publishing. You are in the driver’s seat. Actually, we are so confident about our services, we encourage you to shop around before deciding how you want to go about making your publishing dream into a reality. We do not discriminate and believe everyone has a unique voice. With passion and a commitment to excellence, our agency brings heart and precision execution to each of our tailor-made marketing campaigns.
After you have poured your heart and soul into a story that you want to share with the world, your publishing experience should be an exciting adventure, not one filled with one disappointment after another. We are here to make that journey easy and rewarding. Do not be led down the wrong path as so many others have before. If you look around, you will see that micro-publishers are sprouting up like weeds. On one end of the scale, some are charging outrageous fees, and on the other end, some are charging such low rates that it almost seems too good to be true, which in most cases, they are. We are a team of authors and publishing professionals that have been through it all. We are here to help you, and not take advantage of you as so many others do. Inside our website, you will notice our brutal honestly and not flowery sales pitches to get you to spend money. Our goal is to dominate the self-publishing industry, and we will do so by providing the best services available at a reasonable rate. We are a publisher/service bureau that you can trust, and we will be around for a very long time.
What are you waiting for? Look around our website, shop around with others to see what they offer, and then let us turn your dream of being a published author into reality. We make it easy, quick, and hassle-free. We stand beside our authors and will be there to assist you long after your work is published. We are constantly experimenting with unconventional methods of marketing, and as an Empire Publishing author, only you will be privy to that information. When you are ready, contact us, and we will get the ball rolling in the right direction for you.