Once, the dream was to find a traditional publisher. Today, we've all heard about the amazing self-publishing success stories-indie authors who have leaped from obscurity to become mega-selling publishing stars seemingly overnight. It sounds great. But how do you know if self-publishing is for you?
In this quick guidebook, I'll take you beyond the hoopla and the hype to a down-to-earth look at your publishing options. We'll look at the pros and cons of traditional publishing, consider when a subsidy press might be a viable alternative, and take an in-depth look at what's really involved when an author decides to become the publisher of his or her book. We'll also examine each step involved in the publishing process and come up with some sample budgets. Then we'll discuss which publishing model might be best for you and your book.
You've worked hard on writing your book. If you want to make an informed decision about your next step, this book is for you.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I received a copy in exchange for a review. This is a good book about the advantages and disadvantages of different routes to self-publishing. I appreciated the information about the editorial process, printing, and marketing. The different budgets were helpful. A focus was placed on Amazon services, and I would have like more information of other services to see what was out there. The book was well-organized and flowed well.
Libi Astaire, an award-winning author, has recently published a remarkable book for writers, called Is Self-Publishing for You? In this book, Astaire breaks down the publishing systems into easy-to-read terms. Is Self-Publishing for You is an extremely helpful guide dedicated to helping you decide what publishing method will work for you and suit your needs the best. This book has the most up-to-date and well-presented information on the topic that I’ve seen so far. It is most relevant for writers who are researching how to sell and market their books, but I believe that others would also find it both helpful and informative. From the beginning of the book, Astaire is humble about her knowledge of the topic, and clearly has a desire to help others succeed in writing and publishing their books. In clear terms she explains the pros and cons of traditional publishing, how subsidy publishers work, and how self-publishing works (and can work for you). Since this guide is mostly about self-publishing, the many tips through the book are aimed towards those considering “taking the plunge”. Beyond just explaining the self-publishing process, she shows what one could expect a typical budget for self-publishing to look like, and goes into detail on the different things you’ll want to do to make your book a professional book. She also shows you how much you could expect to earn off your book. After that, she teaches you how to successfully market your book—without becoming discouraged at the amount of work and effort it can take—and actually learn to enjoy marketing! Overall, in my opinion, this is an amazing book. Astaire clearly put a lot of research and thought into writing this book so clearly and concisely. Newbies and veterans alike on the writing front will gain fresh information and encouragement from reading this book. I will definitely be recommending this resource to friends who are considering what method of publishing to use for their works, and what they should do when they go about marketing. Note: I received this copy for free from Story Cartel, in exchange for my honest opinion in a review.