What is Team Publishing?
Team publishing is also sometimes referred to as joint publishing or self-publishing with outside help. With team publishing you have a complete arsenal of professionals at your services, without having to hire them separately. Team publishing is when you gather up your team to help you get your book from concept to manuscript to published book. Think of Artistic Warrior as your team captain. We gather the team members you need for your project and all information and billing is funnelled through us.
What About Royalties?
With team publishing, you pay your team captain (Artistic Warrior) a retainer and then monthly as the project progresses. At the end of it all, you have a beautiful, professional looking book that you can be proud of.
The best part, all the money you make off your book is yours to keep. Artistic Warrior does not take any royalties, or percentages of your book sales. You keep 100% of the royalties/net profit of your book, instead of the six to 10 percent you’d get from a traditional publisher.
Who Should Use Team Publishing?
Both experienced and novice writers can go the team publishing route. It’s a great way to go if you have an established fan base or following. It’s also perfect for small runs and valued-added books for businesses. Whether you need us to do a simple edit, or to take you right through to your first book signing, Artistic Warrior can do that for you. Let’s face it, we can’t be great at everything, that’s what the team is for.
Team publishing is perfect for authors who want their work out there now. Maybe your book is almost ready to go and just needs a quick edit, layout and PDF created. Or maybe you’re just starting out and need some help. We do that.
Team publishing is great for those authors who just want to write and not worry about online distribution and marketing. We’ll walk you through it, set it up, and soon you’ll be able to do it on your own.
Trade Publishers Do Sign Self-published Authors!
Once upon a time authors who published their own books were considered hacks and vain. Thus the term vanity publishing (aka hybrid publishing). The internet changed all that. Being a team or self-published author is no longer frowned upon.
Some established authors, like Jacki Collins, decided to self-publish as they earn 2.5 times more than through traditional publishing. They do so with help from writing coaches, editors, proofreaders, layout experts and graphic artists. Artistic Warrior can provide this type of expert support for your book.
When you choose to get your book to market with Artistic Warrior, you’re joining a pretty prestigious group of self-published authors. Irma Rombauer (The Joy of Cooking), Beatrix Potter (The Tales of Peter Rabbit), Mark Twain (Huckleberry Finn), James Redfield (The Celestine Prophecy), and John Grisham (A Time to Kill). These are all self-published authors who then had their books picked up by trade publishers.
So if you have a good following and a great track records for sales, you can use that to entice traditional publishers and agents to pick up your next book.
What Does it Cost?
Cost is always a factor when considering which route to go. Artistic Warrior is a fee for services publisher. Your fees will depend on what stage your manuscript is at, what services you want to use, and the type of book you create. We’d be happy to speak to you about your current project and help you decide which direction is best for your book. Please send us an email outlining your project, budget and vision for your book.
Rather Go the Traditional Route?
Should you prefer not to pay for services, then we suggest you go the traditional agent/publisher route. However, we strongly advise you get your book professional edited and proofread before sending off query letters. Whatever you choose, we wish you the best in your writing and publishing adventures.