The following is an excerpt from 2009 INDIE Finalist book, “Success, Your Path to a Successful Book,” by Maralyn D. Hill and Brenda C. Hill.

In doing your research, we encourage you to make a comparison chart that includes columns for:

Type of books

Hardcover, Paperback, E-Book

Size of books—remember you probably want a size that fits on bookstore shelves.


Keep your rights.

Be able to get out of contract within a maximum of 30 days.

Be sure the contract is author friendly.

Consider using a publishing attorney to review the contract.

Maralyn D. Hill & Brenda C. Hill
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