Category Archives: Self Publishing

What Is Involved in Self-Publishing?

Self-publishing involves an extensive list of tasks. Before you embark on a self-publishing project, be sure that you’re willing to take on the following: Prepublication: Edit or obtain editing for your manuscript Proofread or obtain proofreading for your manuscript Obtain any artwork or illustrations you wish to include Take any necessary steps to establish yourself…

Advantages and Disadvantages of Self-Publishing

What Are the Primary Advantages of Self-Publishing? The advantages of self-publishing are numerous: You retain full control over the content, design, and marketing of your book. You retain all rights to your manuscript (with the exception that self-publishing is itself a use of “publication” rights; you cannot then sell a book to a publisher as…

What is Self-Publishing?

With the proliferation of inexpensive “pay-for-publication” options, this has become a confusing question. Many writers believe that “self-publication” refers to any mechanism by which the writer bears the cost of publication — including subsidy electronic and print-on-demand publications. Many vendors encourage this belief, as “self-publishing” tends to sound more respectable than “subsidy publishing.” As a…

Publishing Towards Success!

Many authors make a very common mistake, they spend years thinking, writing and publishing their pride and joy and once it’s launched for the whole world to see—THEY SIT AND WAIT. Sitting and waiting for a book sale is one of the best ways towards failing in the publishing industry, and it is an industry…

Getting Your Book Published: Don’t Try it Alone

Shawn Welch You don’t know him? You will. He is a rising star in the publishing world—a guy who has been silently at work behind the scenes, helping companies like Pearson Education get their bevy of books and information out to the masses. If you happen to be an iOS developer, chances are really good…

How to Self Publish a Book in 8 Easy Steps

It might not be as much work as you think. In fact, if you already own a website or blog, you can seamlessly transform your most popular content into a book. Think about it: you can take the same great content you’ve already written for your site and reformulate it into a printed book, PDF…

Should You Self-Publish?

1. Are you passionate about your topic, your book? Your words are you. That’s a huge investment in itself. You’ve got to love what you are creating. Really care for it. Do you? It’s like the difference between your job and your work … a job is a job, hopefully it pays the bills. But…

5 Tips for Self Publishing

Self-publishing your own written work can be greatly beneficial, but can also be a very daunting task. The key to making self-publishing work for you is to not sway from quality in your efforts to save money; here are five tips to get you on your way. 1. Editing is Crucial Good editing plays a…

Considering Self-Publishing?

Self-publishers range from those who only envision selling a few books to those who sell thousands of them. Many New York Times bestsellers began their publishing journeys via the self-publishing route. The usual reason is that they couldn’t get a publisher to pick it up and/or get an agent to become their champion, thus never…

Traditional and Subsidy Publishers – Advantages and Disadvantages

Traditional and Self-Publishing Companies have different advantages and disadvantages. Choosing the right publisher for your book can begin simply by analyzing information on a publisher’s website. From there, you can compare different companies and crunch your numbers to decide which publisher or publishing option is the best one for your book. Many first-time authors want…