Seeking Publisher for Funny Book on FREQUENT FLYING

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  1. chadgibbs

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    Anthony, you'll probably want to look online for a literary agent that works with general non-fiction. Most publishing houses will not look at unsolicited manuscripts, so you'll need to get the agent first, then they will get you in the door. Having a completed book should help. There should be plenty of agent lists online, and you should be able to find a few that work with travel writers. Good luck!!
     
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    Nowadays, there is really no reason to go through a traditional publisher. You already have a print on demand title for people who really want print books, and you just need to submit it to all of the e-reader stores. There you can charge a lot less than you would for a print book in bookstores, and still end up making a lot more money. And if you want to do follow ups, then your sales might actually get a more mainstream publisher (if you want to go that route) to take notice and contact you.
     
  3. chadgibbs

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    Mowogo I agree that self publishing is a much more viable option these days. Amazon has a very inexpensive platform, which it appears the OP used. Still a of books to be sold in stores though, and without a traditional publisher it's hard to get your book on their shelves. And though and author is expected to do a lot of his own marketing these days, it is still nice to have the sales & marketing teams of a large publishing house behind your book. Hard to say what the world will look like in five years though, and if those big box stores will even exist. Could very well be some thriving independent stores, Amazon, and of course Wal Mart.

    Still there are some big self-pub success stories out there. In the Christian market, a book called The Shack was turned down by all the big houses, but went on to sell millions of copies in the past few years.
     

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