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What's Your Biggest Challenge with Your Book?

I'd be interested to learn what authors/publishers on this network think their biggest challenges are with their book. I wonder if there's any common, pervasive challenge we all face.

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NO, I am  getting only selling reports that are coming from Amazon...nothing else. My publisher is not informing me properly and honestly. I have a problem there and not only me but a lot of their writers have the same problem...........

who is your publisher?

I do alot of research on publishers and agents,I have a rating system I use on their authors and how their books are actually selling

Michael,

I'm sure that many of us here would be interested in your research on publishers. Do you have a website where you publish this, or a book?

Hi Steve,

I am still compiling the information.In this search I have found something quite remarkable.

I see a fair amount of reports on a particular publisher by another in the negative.They may explain why they are better such as price or responsiveness and may even have many testimonials. When you look up the books those people have written,you find they may rate 2,000,000 on the bestseller ranking.In other words I am trying to build a rating on publishers both e-publishers and print, on actual sales,complaints and price.

I am FASCINATED  in what you are doing. Are you compiling info for a new book or will you keep us up-to-date on your blog? How are we going to track all your results ?
I am leery to put into a book because some publishers might not like what I find even if it is true.The easiest way is to ask me about a particular publisher and I have graded it I will tell you what I have found.
Are you only doing the traditional publishers or the likes of Outskirts Press as well ? Am interested in them.

Carole,Outskirts gets a B+ from BBB and a 75 out of a possible hundred on my scale-(Price)-Reasonable*(Web Page) they set up for you-Well done and easy to use**(Author interaction) is also good**(Book product) is fair to good***(sales)-well thats where it falls off-however to be fair,they take in many books that just won't sell, and the authors are not willing or able to spend time&money in marketing**They offer a decent selections of packages,the Diamond being the best bang for the buck.

Their royalty reporting is fair to good

Hope this was of some use

 A-Argus Better Book Publishers LLC

Argus Enterprises International

 

I do not rate them well,they get an F from BBB-Poor contract. Not recommended. A small press vanity publisher "accepting submissions from authors in all fields except poetry, science fiction or children''s books." An imprint of Argus Enterprises International, Inc.
Thanks...now I know by experience. The question is what to do now?

Well,I would say since you went that far you have a cover design and your book has been edited.Depending on the contract,notify them you are pulling your title and use something like createspace which will do your book for free as long as you don't need the services I already mentioned.

They have a great calculator as far as what your royalty would be and the price you would set.Their reporting on royalties is good.If you like I can give you the number of a contact since I just finished speaking to two of them from there to get a feel about how good they are for my report.

Hope this was of some help

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