1. Major publishers may receive up to several hundred manuscripts a week.
Unless they have already published your work, the odds a major publisher will even look at your material aren’t very high. Most major publishers do not even receive unsolicited manuscripts. Therefore, your hard-earned work may go directly to a dumpster or you may receive a token rejection letter without it even being read.
2. Publishing with Legacy Publishing still gives you the same benefits as publishing with a major publisher.
Even though Legacy Publishing is not large in size, we still follow the same registration procedures as major publishers and use the same network to get books in major bookstore chains. Your book will be registered with Books in Print and available to wholesalers, retailers and libraries throughout the world. Your book will also be for sale online directly at Amazon.com. Legacy Publishing pays royalties on sales of books sold through bookstores and other retail outlet just like the major publishing houses. We may not have a New York address, but we have over 18 years of experience and over 500,000 books in print.
3. By publishing with Legacy Publishing, you gain a different perspective.
You will be able to see the complete marketing picture from a publisher’s point of view and the potential buyer of your book. Legacy will consult with the Author as to the best method of presenting their material to the target demographic for which the book was originally written.
4. At Legacy Publishing, you receive the kind of personalized attention that you may not get with other publishing houses.
Legacy Publishing only accepts a certain number of books per year so we can offer more personalized attention to each book. For over 18 years, we have been providing personalized attention in the areas of editorial consulting, cover design, layout and marketing to promote our published books, and we will lend our experience to assist you with each step of the process.
5. At Legacy Publishing, we believe in “Author-Involved” creation of the book.
We make every effort to produce a professional book while keeping the artistic integrity of the Author’s work in the forefront. According to a Writer’s Digest poll: 60% of the largest publishing firms do the final editing, 23% select the final title, 20% will not even consult an author on the cover design, and 37% do not involve authors in promoting their own material. We, at Legacy, believe authors should have final editorial approval, input, and be satisfied, if not thrilled, with cover and interior design.
6. When you publish with Legacy Publishing, you are involved in each publishing step, from the first draft to the bookstore appearances.
We believe the Author is better able to direct the spirit of the material so that he best communicates his message to potential readers. Our goal is to assist the Author in delivering the most professional book possible without compromising artistic integrity.
7. Publishing with Legacy Publishing may be the only way to get published.
You may not be able to get anyone from large publishing houses to seriously look at your idea. Many well-known authors were rejected by major publishing houses numerous times before they ever were published. Many times those same publishing houses sought out the author they initially rejected once the success of the book caught their attention. Publishing with Legacy Publishing may be your only realistic solution to getting what you have to say out to the public, so they can decide if your book has worth.
8. With Legacy Publishing, you get to keep a larger percentage than you might expect with other royalty publishers.
It’s not a matter of greed, but ask yourself why you might settle for 4%-6% in royalties from a large publishing company when you can have more! Unlike Print on Demand, we provide you with copies of your book from the first print run to jump-start the first sales from your warm market (friends, relatives, business associates, etc.), attend book signings and begin marketing your work.
9. Publishing with Legacy Publishing will save you valuable time.
Even if a large publisher did accept your work, it takes an average of 18 months before the first copy reaches the market place. This can become costly, especially if you can’t afford to miss a market that may quickly pass by. With Legacy’s staff and expertise and hands-on involvement, the same book can be in the marketplace in as quick as 90-120 days.
10. Publishing with Legacy Publishing eliminates the waiting and wondering.
Waiting for a letter from a publisher that may never come can be a frustrating and embarrassing experience. Publishing with Legacy Publishing is a proactive process!
Even though Legacy Book Publishing is not large in size, we still follow the same registration procedures as major publishers. Your book will be registered with books in print and available to wholesalers, retailers and libraries throughout the world. Your book will also be for sale online directly at amazon.com. Legacy publishing pays royalties on sales of books sold through bookstores and other retail outlet just like the major publishing houses. We may not have a new york address, but we have over 18 years of experience and over 500,000 books in print.