Self-Publishing – The Up And Down Sides

Self-publishing is a developing trend among writers. With avenues into the numerous traditional publishing organizations becoming thinner and narrower, often times, doing it yourself and going it alone are the only ways you’ll ever see your work in anything matching the print.

You are able to manage the whole process. In conventional publishing, once a document leaves your hands, it goes to somebody else for editing, somebody else for artwork, somebody else for marketing, etc. Self-publishing authors retain all claims and control over how the work is produced and used.

You know your market. You have a product that may have a specific niche conference, one you are very familiar with. I was a Christian music artist and had written an inspirational book based largely on some difficult times in my life. I knew this book would have an audience.You can read about Mindstir Media to get more information regarding self-publishing companies.

A subject of time- Self-publishing gets you on the streets quickly. If you are accepted by a traditional publishing house, it may still be more than a year before your book hits the shelves.

The turnaround time on my book was only a matter of weeks following my beating it into final draft status.Sound good so far? Well, stay tuned, children, because there is always a darker side. Some of the negatives include:

Advertising- This is the hardest nut to crack. Many of us can write, but successful marketing is an unusual talent all its own. How are you going to get enough folks to buy your book for it to be satisfied?

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