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How to Evaluate Your Options
1/9/2017 2:15:00 PM by: Cheri Cowell

 

 

By Cheri Cowell, Owner/Publisher EABooks

With so many options available to authors, how are you to decide which publishing option is best—traditional publishing, independent publishing, or a combination. It used to be that traditional publishing was the only legitimate option for "real" authors and all the others were only for those who couldn't land a real contract. Today the landscape has changed.

Traditional publishing is still the Holy Grail, and when I see a manuscript that has the potential of garnering one of those coveted publishing slots, I want to help that author connect with the right publisher. Yet, even if you can land a traditional contract there are reasons to consider going indie. One is money. If you have to do all of the marketing anyway, why not keep more of the profit? With EABooks, our authors keep 100% of the profits when they sell their own books and 70% when someone else does such as Amazon. Another reason to consider independent publishing is the control you maintain as the author. This can be good if you like making all of the decisions, but it can be bad if decision-making is not your thing. We offer a lot of advice to our authors but, ultimately, you make the final decisions. Finally, and possibly the most important reason to go independent is because you have more good content in your file drawer than publishers have contracts. You know the material isn't doing any ministry while stuffed in your file cabinet.

I look forward to meeting with you at the FCWC and helping you discern the right place for your writing. Maybe I will send you to one of the publishers, perhaps what we offer will be a good match, or it could be that you are in need of a combination of services so you can reach more people with the messages God has given you. That is the beauty of attending a writers' conference, so take advantage of it and sign up to meet with us.

 

About the Publishing House

EA Books is an e-book, short run print-on-demand, and audiobook partner for authors looking for a way to keep more of their profits and to capitalize on the growing do-it-yourself trend. EA Books does all of the technical and behind the scenes work so you can focus on what you do best—writing. Whether you want your e-book on a Kindle, a few print copies to sell to family and available on Amazon, or your audiobook on iTunes, we are your partners in making those dreams come true. Please visit our website for pricing and details of what we offer. Then set up and appointment to meet with Cheri Cowell, president and CEO, www.EABooksOnline.com.

EA Books is looking for:

Fiction - all sub genres 
Poetry
Devotional
Story Collection
Bible Study
Children's Books (print & Kindle if illustrated)
Young Adult
Drama
Novella
Memoir
Out of Print Books

We cannot do hardcovers or boardbooks.

 

 

Cheri Cowell, Owner and Publisher of EABooks Publishing, brings a unique blend of publisher and author experience to her company which benefits new, aspiring, and accomplished authors. As an author and speaker herself, with four traditionally published books including 365 Devotions for Peace by Zondervan, and Parables and Word Pictures, a Bible study by AMG, she understands the traditional publishing world. She also has several books published by EABooks Publishing, including One Story, One Mission, One God Bible study, and Living the Story: Reaching Outside the Church Walls, so she is well versed in both sides of the partnership publishing world. Cheri is also a frequent contributor to several writers' magazines and blogs–Google her name.

Cheri began EABooks Publishing after learning how to get her own materials into e-book format.  With her passion of helping others see God's Word come alive, she is excited to expand that mission by helping fellow authors take advantage of all the new publishing trends. Says Cheri, "Whether your vision is e-books, print, or audiobooks, we can help you expand your reach with the message God gave you." Recently EABooks added editing, illustrating, and author marketing services to enhance the publishing experience and expand the reach of God's messengers into the world. 

To date, EABooks Publishing has published 98 projects representing 54 authors. Cheri looks forward to meeting you at the next Christian Writers' Conference to hear about your book and show you how EABooks Publishing can help make your publishing dreams come true. www.EABooksPublishing.com

For more information: www.EABooksPublishing.com and www.CheriCowell.com

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