Many writers are turning to self publishing in an effort to become recognized authors and to experience success in book sales. Is self publishing a viable option for writers?
Benefits of self publishing
Actually, there are many benefits of self publishing and in this article we will look at a few of them.
- In contrast to traditional publishing, the writer does not have to approach literary agents in an effort to have a publishing company accept his/her manuscript. The truth is, that many manuscripts are rejected through this method and it can lead to writers becoming discouraged. With self publishing, the writer takes on the responsibility of publishing his/her manuscript, bypassing the need for literary agents.
- A traditional book publishing company may take over a year to publish a book but the self publisher can have a book in just over a month! So definitely, a self published book can be up for sale in a very short time.
- As a self publisher, you retain the rights and full control over your book. You decide what the content should be, the overall design and the selling price.
- With self publishing, you keep 100% of the profits. You only pay for the publishing services while the profits remain with you.
The self publishing method gives writers an opportunity to be successful; an opportunity to display their talent and an opportunity to share their writing to the world.
With self publishing, every writer can be a published author and each manuscript can be turned into a professional book. The process is simple and very affordable. In short, the writer hires professionals who can edit and design manuscripts.
There are many companies that claim to provide publishing services and the writer must be careful before submitting his/her manuscript. Find out what services are available, the costs attached and be sure that you are getting the benefits I have outlined in this article.
I would advise that a writer choose professionals in the fields of editing and design who would do an excellent work on his/her book, making it attractive and marketable.
Another important point is that a self publishing company should have qualified and experienced research analysts who would make sure that your content is accurate, all plagiarism is avoided and references and credits are in place.
I have had to work on many manuscripts where writers did not provide the source for their borrowed content, or they did not secure the necessary permissions. In this matter, the publisher can provide this help for the writers so that the book will be perfect.
So, in conclusion, the writer needs professionals in the fields of editing, designing and research in making your book into a success.
Is self publishing a viable option for writers? Yes it is and I would definitely encourage writers to go this way