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If you’re a first time author with a traditional nonfiction book deal, and you’re ambitious for your book to sell, you need to know what goes into a book launch plan. Building up to that special precious day: publication date! Is so exciting, but if your book is coming out in the next six to eighteen months, your book launch plan needs this crucial piece because it can really impact your book’s long-term sales and success.
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If you’re trying to get a book deal for your memoir or other style of nonfiction, you need to learn what authors do to get a book deal BEFORE writing the book. Now - this does come with a caveat - if this is your first book (or first traditionally published book), you DO need to write the manuscript, or a fair whack of it! But if you’ve done that and you’re about to start querying publishers, this is the MOST important thing you need to do to get a book deal for your nonfiction.
The key difference between self-publishing and traditional publishing your memoir: when you sign a deal with a traditional publisher (either a Top 5 or an independent), they take care of book production costs and book distribution, the design, the catalogue listings, the finicky details like getting ISBNs listed and so much more.
Traditional publishers also ensure your book is stocked in bookstores and libraries. I’m still meeting self-published authors who didn’t realise they couldn’t just walk into a bookstore and get them to stock the book. The back-end of how bookstores choose their stock is complex and isn’t just about having the right distributor but also depends on where the book is printed.More importantly, with traditional book publishers, all of this is their area of expertise – this isn’t their first rodeo!