First off, you should be commended for writing the book, that’s the ONLY important part.
Now comes the hard part, or at least the part that’s no fun.
You basically have two choices: Independent publishing with Amazon’s KDP program, or mainstream commercial publishing.
With Amazon KDP, your book gets out immediately, you have complete creative control, the book is available worldwide, the royalty payments per book could not be better. You’ll have both a paperback and an eBook out.
BUT…you’ll have a hard time marketing and selling the book, getting reviews in periodicals, etc. If your primary reason for the book is to make money, it’s a tough path, although it’s been done.
So my advice would be to try some literal agents first. They’re very hard to get interested, but if they do, and if they are good, they will get you a commercial deal that can get you some publicity and sales. Along with some money.
Remember, no reputable agent charges a fee. They believe in your book and take a cut (12%-15%) of its profits. Write a one-page query to the agents listed below (they’re good one), covering: 1. the main idea of your book; 2. what makes it different from the other books out there; and 3. what niche of buyers it is aimed at.
You can find more agents listed on line, if these two turn you down. Just Google something like: “Literary agents handling business books.” The list will be long.
If you have tried a bunch of agents with no success, I would go to Amazon KDP.
Best of luck with this, be patient, don’t give up, and most of all…
My last blog was an essay about the joys of independent publishing.