So, your book is ready. You have done all the revisions and editing. And now comes the most important and final stage: publishing. When it comes to publishing, you have two options to choose from. You can choose the traditional method or the modern one, which is self-publishing. To make the best choice, you may want to weigh the pros of each. Without further ado, let's take a look at 6 benefits of self-publishing.
1. Better Creative Control
First off, self-publishing gives you better control over the whole process of publishing. Generally, the process involves 4 stages: writing, reviewing/editing, design and the final stage called printing. You can hire a professional or carry out the whole process yourself.
2. Greater Financial Rewards
In traditional publishing, you have to pay to the publisher as well. However, if you self-publish, you will get all of the money that comes from the sale of your book. You can use the money to meet your advertising expenses.
3. Pricing Control
Another benefit is that you can decide on the price of your book. Keep in mind that if you set the price too low, it may be hard for you to recover your costs. However, the lower price will attract a lot of readers which will earn you a lot of loyal readers.
On the other hand, if you set the price too high, very few readers will be willing to pay for your book. So, It's better to set a reasonable price.
4. Networking Opportunities
While working on your eBook, you go through a lot of production stages. You can talk about the book with your friends. Moreover, you can read up on advertising and marketing methods to get the word out about your work.
5. The Self-Publishing Guarantee
Big publishers publish only those books that they think will earn them a good deal of money. Actually, they work mostly with successful authors. On the other hand, self-publishing allows guaranteed publishing. There is nothing stopping you from making your book available to the world.
Once your book is ready, you can use an online publisher, such as Amazon to publish your book. You don't need to ask for anyone's permission.
6. Reputation building
Usually, popular retailers don't stock self-publishers with single book. If you have the money to publish your first book yourself, you can build your reputation as an author. In the future, this will help you use the traditional publishing route as well.
Once you are done with the whole work yourself, you are ready to see your book in the hands of your readers. You don't have to rely on others to see your hard work in the form of a book that can truly benefit your loyal readers. That's where self-publishing steps in. You should be proud, respect your creation and put it out there for the whole word to enjoy.
So, these are a few prominent benefits of getting your book published yourself instead of using a traditional publisher. Hope this helps.