What is the average cost to publish a book? It depends on the length of the manuscript. If it’s an e-book you can publish it for free.
How much does an author make per book? It depends on the contract you have with the publisher or if you are self published and the price of the book.
How much does it cost to publish a small book? It depends on how many pages it is and what printing service you are using or if you are using a traditional publisher.
Do you have to pay to publish a book? It depends on what publishing option you are using. If you have a deal with a traditional publisher you do not have to pay.
Is it hard to get a book published? Yes
How much does a first time author make? Usually not that much but it depends on how well it sells and how well it was marketed.
Is it better to self publish or get a publisher? There’s no right answer. Depends on the work.
Is writing a book worth it? Depends on the author and if they feel like it’s really something they need to say and think can sell.
How many books do I have to sell to be a bestseller? For print books, maybe about 3-5K books, but the metrics vary depending on the platform and the media outlet that considers
How do I price my book? You can compare it to other similar books in similar genres and length and price accordingly. Hardbacks usually go for around $20 US dollars while paperbacks are more around $13 or $14 for adult fiction/non-fiction. Depends on the length and the genre.