The different publishing models

There are two main publishing systems. The main difference between them is that in one the publishing company takes care of all costs and in the other, the writer does just that. The first and more traditional one refers to finding a book agent—someone who knows editors and who can get you the best publishing deal possible—and consequently an editor and publishing house. In this system, your book is proofread and edited ‘in-house’, and there is a back and forth between editor and writer as questions are asked and answered, suggestions are made, and re-writes take place. A designer works on the layout of the text (and images, if there are any) and an illustrator—or sometimes a designer—creates the cover of the book. In a publishing house, a lot of people work together

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