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What Differentiates Leaving Madmen Publishing from the Big Publishers?

Leaving Madmen Publishing (LMMP) is a small group of experts. The main difference: You maintain the artistic and financial control that you would lose with a large publisher and reap a much higher return on book sales. If you have a solid plan, you can do very well for yourself. We can help you minimize the risks and maximize the opportunities.

Why Is It so Difficult to Get Published Through Conventional Means?

Simply this: There is a lot of competition and conventional publishers are unable or unwilling to take many chances on unknown or inexperienced authors. If you try to use a conventional publishing route, you could find yourself going through a painfully long, frustrating process that may ultimately end up in rejection.

What Is the Difference Between a Self-Publisher, a Small Publisher, and an Independent Publisher?

Very little, really. Leaving Madmen Publishing (LMMP) fits all those descriptions. Sometimes the term “self-publisher” can apply to the person that writes a book and goes about independently finding designers, editors, printers, binders, etc.

Can I Really Achieve My Goals?

What are your goals? Often, books aren’t written to be mass produced, but created to expose a message, idea, or story that your audience has yet to experience. Who is your audience? What is your budget? How many should be printed? Who edits the book? Who designs the cover? How will it be marketed?  We can help you work through realistic goals.

Can You Help Me Get My Book in Bookstores or Sold on the Web?

Yes, but there are a great number of misconceptions about book sales that an author needs to understand. We can work through it with you.

Can You Help Me Get My Book on Oprah or Other Book Clubs?

It is important to have realistic goals. If that is your goal, there are many things to consider – and most of all costs of promotion, advertising and extensive marketing.

Are There Other Advantages to Self-Publishing?

Several. Let’s talk about “speed,” “control,” and “economic potential”:

  • Speed: In the rare instances that you might get a manuscript published by a traditional publishing house, authors may wait for up to a year or more to see their work published. We can take a project from start to finish in a fraction of the time.
  • Control: Once a traditional publishing house buys a manuscript, the author will generally lose control over just about everything from the design, to the number of copies printed, to the marketing. It is quite possible for the content itself to be changed in a material fashion to fit into the publisher’s idea of their target audience.
  • Economic Potential: Typically, publishing royalties range up to 20 percent of the retail selling price. If you have a solid plan in place, your income potential can be much greater with us than with a traditional publisher.

Is Leaving Madmen Publishing Competitively Priced?

Absolutely. We offer a fair price but also begin to develop a long-term relationship designed to make your publishing experience a successful one.

So, How Much Will It Cost?

There is no way to answer that question without discussing your individual project, although we have some standard pricing packages on our Pricing page depending on the type of book you want to publish.