The publisher essentially buys the right to publish your book and pays you royalties from the sales.
If you are or want to be a non-fiction writer, you will need to submit a book proposal with three sample chapters, and a synopsis of each chapter.
If you are writing fiction, you must have your manuscript complete.
How much does it cost to publish a book?
The cost of publishing a book varies greatly but self-published authors can expect to spend anywhere from $100-$1500 to publish a book based on additional book production costs like editing, cover design, formatting, and more, which we cover.24 Jul 2019
Is it better to self publish or get a publisher?
Since, in short, your traditional publisher isn’t likely to market your book, you need to. In fact, if you’re a non-fiction-author-wannabe, most traditional publishers won’t take you on just because you’ve got a great idea. So self-publish and start marketing yourself and your fiction pronto.5 May 2016
How much does it cost to publish a book with a publisher?
You can hire cheap help: expert indie publishers spend an average of $500 to $1000 to publish each book. But the average cost for a new author is at least $2000. High quality copy editing and proofreading, which is probably a good idea if this is your first book, will probably cost at least $1000.
How do I get my book published?
If you are self-publishing then you can publish your book right now without any other effort. Go to CreateSpace (owned by Amazon), check the box that you want to be both paperback and Kindle, pick a cover, upload your manuscript, and in a few days you will be published on Amazon and people can start buying your book.