Don't let yourself think that publishing a book is a thing of the past, because books are definitely for the here and now. There has never been a better time to write, publish, and sell your book. Not only are there hundreds of online and in-person marketing opportunities, there are more ways than ever before to publish your book. Book publishing options and formats include self-publishing, traditional publishing, ebooks, audio books, and print books.

If you think you have a book in you or are ready to get that book you've written on the market, check out the various ways you can get it published:

Self-Publishing means that you are publishing the book on your own. You are responsible for everything, including editing, formatting, printing, and marketing. And while every dollar you get is your own, the self-publishing option also takes the most work and requires the most resources. Resources like [] and [] give you everything you need to publish a book on your own.

Getting a traditional publisher takes a lot of the effort out of your hands, but it's not always easy to get publishing house to take on your book. With a traditional publisher, you've got a buyer for your book that wants to print and sell it for you, giving you a percentage of the sales. You will likely get some money in advance of your book being printed, plus the publisher takes care of the formatting, editing, and printing. You publisher may also set you up with a marketing or PR specialist. Resources like Writers Market [] can help you locate a publisher. Some writers also get literary agents to help them.

Ebooks are a big thing online. One of the magical things about Ebooks is that unlike traditional print books that you can preview in bookstores, flipping through an entire eBook is only possible once it has been bought. This means a person who really wants the information in your book has to go ahead and buy it. Ebooks also fulfill our craving for instant gratification as you can purchase the book from the comfort of your home and read immediately.

Another convenient book format, the audio books, is a great complement to anyone's library as a way to read books by listening to them in the car or while using headphones. Like ebooks, the audio book can immediately be downloaded and people can start listening in a matter of seconds. For those of us on the go and with busy lives, an audio book is a lifesaver.

With the variety of book publishing options on the market today, there are more ways than ever before to get your book in the hands of readers. You could literally take one book and publish a print version, convert it to an audio book, and make a downloadable eBook version for even more readership.

Author's Bio: 

Serena Carcasole is a certified Internet Marketing Specialist, business consultant and the President of Virtual Business Solutions ON DEMAND, a premier virtual assistance firm helping entrepreneurs around the world to succeed and grow their businesses. In addition to administrative services, Virtual Business Solutions ON DEMAND provides a host of specialized technical and marketing outsourcing options to meet business owners' unique needs. Some of the most popular services include Internet marketing through social networks, blogging, and article marketing; website and graphic design; search engine optimization support.

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