Why Self-Publish a Book?
Authors’ choices to self-publish a book generally involve one of these:
• Rejection or delay by agents and mainstream publishers.
• Publication for small, specialised, easily-targeted markets.
• The need to capture the moment quickly with a topical publication.
• Long run printing versus shorter runs: short-run book printing and print on demand are perfect for new authors with no previous sales history.
• Re-publishing of previously published works where the rights have reverted to the author.
The benefits of publishing a book yourself?
Particularly for new writers, traditional publication just gets harder; for every published book, thousands never make it. When you self-publish you take control of publication. The benefits include these:
• Self-publish a book and retain all the rights.
• Self-publishing a book retains control over all aspects of publication.
• Simplify publication with an experienced partner.
• Print smaller runs cost-effectively.
• Create a commercial success? It could happen with self-publishing…
• Enjoy bigger royalty percentages per book than with traditional publishing.
• Turn manuscripts into ‘proper books’ for posterity.
• Impress those who said it would never happen…