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How to Publish a Book

It’s only a few years ago that getting a book published usually meant approaching publishers, or trying to find a literary agent first. Publishing yourself was a minority activity. Learning how to publish a book successfully was strictly for the experts and getting into print with any semblance of professionalism meant forging close relationships with the publishing establishment. In recent years, however, the process has been transformed by businesses like The Choir Press and made it accessible to almost anyone.

How to Get Published: First Find a Publisher

It’s widely accepted that finding a conventional publisher has never been harder or more time consuming. Increasingly, the first step, whether for fiction or the non-fiction that constitutes so much of our business, is to get an agent. As aspiring writers discover every day, this route to literary fame can prove frustrating, time consuming and, for many, ultimately fruitless. Fortunately, there’s another option if you’re wondering how to get a book published...

Or choose among self-publishing companies...

As your arrival on our website proves, it’s easier than ever to find an experienced, helpful publisher who can help you undertake your own book publication. From advice on formats and editorial support, through to support with ISBNs and printing, companies like ours can assist you with successful book production – and advise on the promotion and distribution that follows.

Book Printing Services

Although some of our books are produced and distributed in electronic formats, many authors are very keen to see their fiction or non-fiction work as a traditionally printed book. Printed book sales still exceed ebook sales by a factor of 5 to 1 and market intelligence reported by Mintel in 2017 forecast that printed books will continue to hold 85% or more of the £2 billion UK book market for the next few years.  However, we should be cautious when interpreting these figures as there is also evidence that self-published and indie-published ebooks have fared better than ebooks from larger traditional publishers due to pricing and policy decisions. Understanding how best to approach printing is inextricably linked with knowing how to get your book published. As you’d expect if you are self-publishing a book, we can advise you on the various printing (and ebook) options available to you – whether you choose a long print run or enjoy the initial cost advantages of Print on Demand and Short Run printing. We’ll also advise on the relationship between book printing costs and the cost of distribution for your circumstances.

Self-Publish Your Book Today

Don’t let worries about how to publish a book dissuade you. For the advice and support that could transform your publication dream into reality, please contact us now.

What Our Customers Think

" Searching the net for a publisher for my poems, I came across the Choir Press. That was five years ago and since then I have written five poetry books and cherish every one of them."

Richard Maitland. Author; Runaways, Adventures with Words, What Larks, Anchors Aweigh and Northern Lights

We pay royalties on print on demand books monthly and because the royalty is calculated by using the trade cost of printing your book, you will receive a bigger royalty from us than under almost any other publishing arrangement.

Unlike some publishing companies, we offer a personal service. You will always be dealing with a named personal contact.

The Choir Press
132 Bristol Road


Tel: 01452 500016

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Book publishers based in Gloucestershire, UK, near to Cheltenham, Gloucester, Oxford, Swindon, Bristol and Birmingham.

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