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Five Questions to Ask Before Signing with a Small Press

Before you sign a contract, it’s worth opening up a dialogue to understand how the press handles the publishing process.

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1. Who makes up your editorial staff, and how will I interact with them?

2. How do you make books available to reviewers?

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3. How far in advance of publication should I expect preorders to be available, and from where?

4. How is PR handled?

5. What is your distribution model?