The 9 Biggest Myths About Nonfiction Trade Publishing, Debunked

What really happens when you “get a book deal,” publish your first book, and go on tour to promote it? It may not be what you’ve always imagined!

An excellent article by Summer Brennan, April 19, 2022 in her blog, A Writers Notebook

Myth #1: Getting a “book deal” means getting a bunch of money that the author then “lives on” for years.

Myth #2: Once you’ve written a trade book, the money keeps rolling in.

Myth #3: When your book is published, your publisher throws you a big expensive party! A book party!

Myth #4: Authors are paid for readings at bookstores.


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