Book Publishing FAQ

Blue Handle Publishing

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the average cost to publish a book?
    It varies, depending on if you want to print books or just use e-books. You can publish your ebook for free on Kindle Direct Publishing or other platforms like Draft 2 Digital.
  • How can I publish my own book?
    You can publish your own ebook by using services such as Kindle Direct for Amazon or Draft2Digital among some other e-book distribution platforms. If you want to print your book you can work with on-demand printing services like IngramSpark.
  • How can I publish my book for free?
    It’s easy to publish your e book for free, but if you want to print books there will always be costs associated.
  • How do I get a publisher to publish my book?
    You can work with an agent to help connect you to publishers and submit your manuscript or you can try to submit it yourself.
  • Is it hard to get a book published?
    Yes, if you work with a traditional publisher.
  • How much does a first time author make?
    It depends on whether or not it sells and the marketing behind it. 
  • Can writing a book make you rich?
    Yes
  • Is Amazon Self Publishing worth it?
    If you are not signed with a traditional publisher, yes.
  • Is it better to self publish or get a publisher?
    Depends. Most would say it’s best to get a publisher but there have been some very successful authors who self-published.
  • How do I protect my book idea?
    You need to get an ISBN associated with the book to protect it.

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