Over the years I’ve received many emails asking me where and how to get nonduality books published.
By far, within the nonduality literary genre, the number one way is to self-publish. A second publishing avenue is to get a “real” publisher to handle your book. A third way is to get a “real” publisher and to share publishing expenses with them. A fourth way is to get a literary agent. A fifth way is an enhancement of self-publishing: starting a serious publishing company.
The literary agent route is best. The second best way is to share publication expenses with an established publisher. The third best way is to have the publisher handle all expenses. The least successful way of publishing, in my opinion, is to self-publish and try to do everything yourself.
You can also start your own serious publishing company. You would do some of the work yourself and outsource whatever you are not expert at: editing, proofreading, index writing, book design, public relations, fulfillment of orders. Heck, you can even outsource the writing of the book by a ghost writer, if you want.
I’ll talk about these options in upcoming entries. I’m going to start by talking about self-publishing compared to starting your own serious publishing company, and where the line between the two exists.