Self-publishing is not a new term. Nor is it any longer a term fraught with negative connotation. It’s simply a means to getting your work to market by doing it all yourself. DIY. Indeed. So I decided to post up a little opinion piece about self-publishing and it’s pretty simple so it’s going into the 101 category.
I thought I would break self-publishing down into its parts. Good and bad. Let’s check out the negative side first, and get it out of the way.
What’s wrong with self-publishing?
***All the costs of editing, formatting, and cover design fall squarely on your shoulders.
***There are a lot of people in the industry that can help you but there are far more scammers and you may not know the difference. A wolf in sheep’s clothing never looked better.
***You may lose heart over the fact that your book doesn’t sell well at first.
What’s right with self-publishing?
***It’s fast-you can upload a book to Amazon and within 48 hours have it on the digital shelf.
***You get to have all the control of the book from writing to cover art. You can literally DIY a book today.
***You can keep all the MONEY. This getting 70% of the total salesof the book and now we get it monthly is just the BOMB.
And in my opinion, the best of the reasons to be self-publishing your work is this:
Sometimes NY will find you. When you’ve done the right things, and marketing has worked. Sometimes if you build it, they will come.