This may well be the most important question in the book. As I said in answer to the question above, we now have access to the world’s readers and with a bit of luck we can write books that will sell to them.
The main difference between the South African Market and that of the UK, US or Australia is that it is much smaller.
The consensus seems to be that if you sell 5000 of the same title this is a national best seller.
There are a number of different routes you can take to get your books published in the Kindle format and sold on Amazon.
Every publisher is different so there are no fixed rules. Remember they want to make a profit on your book so being well written and interesting is just not enough.
So you have finished the first draft of your manuscript and you think it is going to be a best seller.
The answer to this question depends on what you are publishing and whether you have a ready audience.
Estimates for books published each year around the world vary but the consensus seems to be that the UK and USA between them publish over 400,000 new books each year.
The publisher invests their money in the project and takes the risks so they tend to get a reasonable share of the profit.
Litho printing is the traditional form of printing and is still the cheapest way to print your book if you are looking at 1000 copies or more.