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Publishers Comparison Guide

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Researcher/Writer/Copywriter
We're looking for a skilled and versatile researcher and writer who can draft a publishing guide for authors that does a comparative analysis of the following. The guide does not have to be in finished, publishable form. What's most essential is that the research has been gathered, synthesized, and evaluated properly and accurately and presented in a coherent form and even in a spreadsheet/ comparison chart so the information can be used for one or more future eBooks or/and blog articles.

* 5 top "artisanal" digital publishers (e.g., Press Books, LeanPub, Atavist, Smashwords, Lulu) - what are the advantages of using digital e-publishers, what author goals or author background would lead an author to use them, how do 5 top open source publishers stack up compared to each other (costs, features, distribution, exposure, customer service, reliability)

* 5 top independent or small presses that publish literary memoir & fiction by non-celebrities - what are the advantages of seeking publication with an independent or small press, what author goals or author background would lead an author to submit to them, how do 5 top independent or small presses stack up compared to each other (reputation, distribution, author platform/promotion support, rights, digital rights, royalties, advances - if any).

* 5 top independent or small presses that publish personal growth, spirituality, self-help books - what are the advantages of seeking publication with an independent or small press, what author goals or author background would lead an author to submit to them, how do 5 top independent or small presses stack up compared to each other (reputation, distribution, author platform/promotion support, rights, digital rights, royalties, advances - if any).

* 5 top independent or small presses that publish business books or books related to innovation & creativity - what are the advantages of seeking publication with an independent or small press, what author goals would lead an author to submit to them, how do 5 top independent or small presses stack up compared to each other (reputation, distribution, author platform/promotion support, rights, digital rights, royalties, advances - if any).

* 5 top Big 5 New York house imprints (within these publishing houses - [url removed, login to view]) that publish literary memoir & fiction by non-celebrities - what are the advantages of seeking publication with one of the Big 5, what author goals would lead an author to submit to them, how do these 5 imprints within the Big 5 stack up compared to each other especially when it comes to friendliness toward new authors, author platform/promotion support, rights, digital rights, royalties, advances.

* 5 top Big 5 New York house imprints (within these publishing houses - [url removed, login to view]) that publish personal growth, spirituality, and self-help - what are the advantages of seeking publication with one of the Big 5, what author goals would lead an author to submit to them, how do these 5 imprints within the Big 5 stack up compared to each other especially when it comes to friendliness toward new authors, author platform/promotion support, rights, digital rights, royalties, advances.

* 5 top Big 5 New York house imprints (within these publishing houses - [url removed, login to view]) that publish business - what are the advantages of seeking publication with one of the Big 5, what author goals would lead an author to submit to them, how do these 5 imprints within the Big 5 stack up compared to each other especially when it comes to friendliness toward new authors, author platform/promotion support, rights, digital rights, royalties, advances.

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