Writing a book is often the easiest part of publishing. In most cases only one person is involved in the creative process. However, releasing your book to the world is another story. There are two routes.
- The first is traditional publishing, where the imprint takes the risk and does most, if not all, the production and marketing.
- The second is the independent, or self-publishing, route, where the writer takes the risk and commissions or does the production and marketing themselves.