What are your favorites? You know, the ones you hear over and over from people who aren’t professionals in the book business?
Some of mine:
This book will appeal to everyone. No, it won’t.
There are no comparable titles. There are almost 400,000 books published each year in the US alone. Every book has competition.
I’m an author, marketing is your problem. Only if you don’t care about money or your career. Yes, publishers do market the book, but they can’t market it nearly as well without the assistance of the author.
I don’t need any editing. Every word is perfect. Ahem.
This is public domain. I found it on the Internet. Things on the Net are still under copyright.
My book would have been a bestseller if only the publisher had printed enough copies. Very few publishers have difficulty feeding demand for a book. If there’s any demand to feed, that is.
You need to know someone or be a celebrity to get published. No one cares how good your book is. Acquiring editors are scouring every source they can find for the next unknown with a brilliant manuscript. The lucky few who find one have a huge career boost. Those who find more than one are made for life. (See my last post for ways to get published.)
Publishing with a well-known POD company is a good way to get “real publishers” to notice your book. There are no shortcuts in this industry.
Okay, your turn!