I have three manuscripts I’ve been putzin’ around with. One is a memoir at 29,000 words. The second is a How To handbook for creating autonomous teams at 25,000 words. The third is a How To handbook for people who want to write as an SME, a Subject Matter Expert.
Recent I went online searching for publishing companies for the memoir. I found a link that had a URL about helping me find the right publisher. So I clicked and clicked and jumped through the online hoops.
I received three emails and three telephone calls. All three were from companies looking to charge me to self-publish my memoir. Nothing wrong with that. It’s their business. But be careful when you click on these sites and expect a rep from Random House to ring your doorbell with a contract, an advance and the rights to a major motion picture.
Many of you probably already know this, so this is a reminder.
PS: If you can recommend a publisher of memoirs, please reply back. Thanks.