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Should you publish your book manuscript print on demand or wait for a major publishing house to buy your work?

Social Smarts Strategies That Earn Free Book Publicity: Don't Pay to Market Your Writing - Anne Hart

It's all about your self-confidence in your work

How much of a percentage of commission fee is your agent going to take from your five or six-figure advance on your book? Another possible route is to throw book manuscript buying auctions so that agents and publishers can bid six-figures and up on someone's novel. Just charge a commission percentage for putting on the book manuscript auction for publishers and agents.

It's all about your self-confidence in your work. If you are offered six figures for your novel, of course, you'd probably accept it. Just ask whether the publisher is going to promote your book since you're not a celebrity until publicity makes you a celebrity...and whether your agent is going to take away a chunk of your advance, your royalties, or even copyright the book in the name of the agent's company instead of in your name.

The average author gets little publicity from the publisher unless you're a celebrity. Guess what the average novel (not the rare bestseller) earns before it goes out of print? Not very much in comparison to what someone would earn charging a fee to a major publishing house as a ghostwriter-on-demand.

On the other hand, if a publisher does offer you six figures for your novel, accept it. Another route is to throw book manuscript buying auctions so that agents and publishers can bid six-figures and up on someone's novel. Just charge a commission percentage for putting on the book manuscript auction for publishers and agents.