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In recent months I’ve had people ask me how book publishing works, especially when they’re getting started with their very first book. Here are the four major book publishing options to consider for first-time authors.

Traditional Publishing

Traditional publishing includes a book contract with an advance on royalties to the author, ranging from a few thousand dollars to seven figures for a select few. This involves working with a book agent (which I have not done), sending query letters and manuscript proposals to publishers (and most of the time you get rejection letters until someone finally says “yes” to your book, this can take years). The publisher owns the copyright (this part I don’t like) and has full say on what can be changed of your content (I don’t like that, either). Continue Reading…

The book I’ve released this month, A Couple with Common Cents, features a young wife and mother of two. Her name is Tabitha.

Three Types of People Who Must Read A Couple with Common CentsTabitha and her husband Jack have problems talking about their money.

Tabitha wants to talk about their extremely tight financial situation, but Jack shoots down the topic every time she brings it up.

Tabitha has lost hope. She’s not sure what to do—until a friend invites her to a women’s conference.

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I have some big news to share with you today:

Morgan James Publishing will release an expanded edition of my book A Couple with Common Cents in 2016!

How did I do it?

Author Gets New York Publishing Deal on First Try Without an Agent or Written Proposal

It all started nearly one year ago. I went to a workshop in Denver, Colorado and met a New York Times bestselling author there. I took copies of this book to give away to all participants.

This author (Joel) really liked A Couple with Common Cents and said on the second day,

Ryan with Joel Comm, November 2013

“It’s time to take this to the next level. Let me introduce you to my publisher.”

I was blown away. Here was a business author whom I highly respected, treating me as a peer.

But I didn’t expect Joel to reach out to me like that.

Not to a self-published author like me.

Not for a little book that’s not even 100 pages long.

Those things didn’t matter. Joel, as a serial author, knew what to look for and knew that my values and style would be a good fit for Morgan James.

And he was right.
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In the following video, David Hancock, founder of Morgan James Publishing, explains to Patryk Wezowski how your book can get on the New York Times bestseller list.

(Video on YouTube: Morgan James interview with David Hancock: How to Get Your Book on the New York Times Bestseller List)

The following notes are from this video and from what I learned at the recent jvAlert Live event:

How Do You Get on the New York Times Bestseller List?

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