Pros and Cons of Self Publishing

Notes_from_AshleyThinking about self-publishing that awe-inspiring novel you’ve been working on but unsure of what steps to take? Lets look at the pros and cons of self-publishing and help you sort out what to do next. Thanks to rapidly increasing options for do-it-yourselfers, self-publishing can actually be an easy process. First, you must decide if you want to publish print books, e-books, or both. Many people have smartphones and tablets to download and read their books, but still others of us enjoy holding a physical book. It’s up to you to decide which medium(s) you want to use. Think of your audience and how you want to reach them.

Anyone is capable of writing—just start typing or putting your pen to paper. But words alone won’t make your message clear and captivating. This calls for reinforcements, better known as an editor. If you’re really serious about self publishing, an editor is essential to make sure you don’t release a book filled with embarrassing errors out into the world.

Although it’s easy for anyone to self publish with the right contacts and tools, there are a lot of books flooding the marketplace that haven’t been properly edited or vetted. It is incredibly challenging to stand out amongst all the fluff, and there is a lot of competition. To be a successful self-publisher, you really have to create something with appeal and salability. It has to look good, read well, and give people something they want, not just something you think they need.

There can only be one Hemmingway or J.K. Rowling, but with the proper skills and resources, you can be successful at self-publishing and create the foundation for an amazing writing career. Ready to get started? We can help! Contact us to set up an initial meeting.



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