In the beginning, writing a book feels like the hard part. But once you have the book written, after years of rewriting and revising and editing, after you finally feel like you're ready to get it printed and to be done and for other people to finally read it, that's when the hard part really starts.
It used to be that there was only one way to get your book published. You format your manuscript and print it out, then send it by snail mail to a dozen different publishers, crossing your fingers, and hoping that at least one of them likes it enough to accept.
But a lot has changed since then. For one, I don't think anyone uses snail mail anymore. But there are also many other ways to get your book printed and published. This blog is a quick summary of our knowledge and research on the subject of the types of publishing houses.