How to Know if a Publisher is Reputable – Part 2

Part two of the stellar series, “How To Know If A Publisher Is Reputable.”

The Write Savage

In Part 1 of “How to Know if a Publisher is Reputable,” I discussed few warning signs to watch for that indicate that a publisher isn’t what they appear to be. Part 1 addressed what to watch for in operations of the publishing house as a business. This next part will address potential problems with marketing and how a publisher positions their catalog of books. Please keep in mind that the answers to these questions will vary greatly from one publishing house to another.

Warning Signs

Quality of Books

Look at the books in the publisher’s catalog. Do the covers appeal to the eye? Check out what the readers are saying about the books on websites such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, and LibraryThing. Then consider your brand as an author. If reviews mention bad writing, editing and covers design, it could reflect…

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