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Self Publishing : Things to Consider

May 31, 2013
Need to know about Self Publishing

Similar to most things today, The publishing market is drastically changing every day. Now, self publishing is so much easier to do because of the growing demand of print on demand and e-readers. Upcoming authors are now going for self publishing because they have the complete control on the way to tackle their book, the way it will be edited, how the cover design will be and upto marketing the book. If you're considering to self publish, here are a few things to consider.

Pros :

· If you happen to be creating a book for a sub-market, self publishing will be a good option. Many conventional publishers shy away from the non-fiction books because they are difficult to promote in the conventional places.

· Complete control of your book. You have the final say on things like the cover design and touch-ups.

· EBook publishing provides a considerably faster way to publish books. It may take years for a conventional publisher to accept and publish a book.

· You can easily market books in e-book and paperbound formats to optimize profits.

· You can keep a record of all the costs for book campaigns through self publishing.

Cons:

· You have to consider when self publishing your book, that it may be hard to get back what you have spent to publish your book. You really have to think about the long term benefits and the cost of your book when choosing to push through the field of self publishing

· It's near to impossible to reach out and get into the leading bookstores with a non-fiction book.

· Many people don’t think highly of self published books since the authors are not working with a professional editor.

· Little self-publishers usually have limited sources, lower profiles and limited access to many bookstores.

Do you consider that you have a real passion for writing and can handle the difficulties of self publishing Australia? If yes, you could consider self-publishing and have a rewarding experience. Keep in mind that self-publishing requires you to think about the possibilities of enjoying or not enjoying good results. You will definitely possess the drive to become a self-published author once you understand what is involved and how to set up an effective marketing strategy, but you still need be really passionate about what you're writing, editing and publishing.

On the other hand, if you choose to work with an eBook publisher after looking at the benefits and drawbacks of publishing books, then you need to do a detailed investigation. This should help you to make an informed decision when the time comes to publish a book. A publisher and an author can achieve great results if they are right for one another.

I really hope the content I gave will assist you in making the perfect decision. Take a look at BookPal to learn more about Self Publishing Australia. www.bookpal.com.au. 
3 Comments Below

Mushtaq
June 13, 2013

I simply love self publishing. It gives me way more control than publishing with a very well known publisher.

I believe self publishing can be cost effective too.


Rankin
June 13, 2013

Very informative article.

I did not really know a lot about self publishing before, thanks to this article now I know why self publishing may be a good thing to do.


styris
June 13, 2013

Thanks for posting this article, you have nicely described the pros and cons of self publishing.

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