There are several ways to get your book published. however there are three main ways. The three main ways are traditional publishing, subsidy publishing and self publishing. All three ways are great options, it just depends on what works best for you and your situation.
Traditional publishing consists of submitting book proposals through an agent. Remember though, with traditional publishing, it is your responsibility to work with the publishing company’s editor and to allow them to take care of the layout, printing and cover layout. Another option is going through a subsidy publisher. Subsidy publishers will make sure you provide all the finances needed to produce, print, and distribute your book but you will always have to carry the publishers name or imprint.
The last option is self publishing which is becoming more and more popular. Self publishing allows you to form your very own publishing company, being in charge of everything. Self publishing allows you to make all the big decisions, offering the flexibility and freedom that you would not receive from traditional publishing or subsidy publishing. Each method has it’s advantages and disadvantages, it really all comes down to what method will fit your financial and flexibility needs.