Online Learning Academy

Three reasons why self-publishing is better than traditional publishing

Whether you have completed a book of your nan’s recipes, written your family history, penned the next Fifty Shades of Grey, or created a children’s book that your little ones love, there are plenty of reasons why you should consider self-publishing your oeuvre rather than pursuing traditional publishing houses.

1. It is a growth industry

More and more authors are turning to self-publishing, which means it is cheaper than ever (sometimes even free) to do so, and you have a good choice of potential publishers to choose from. Publishers can offer soft versions of your text for e-readers, which increases the potential scope of readers you might attract. Low initial overheads mean that there is more profit to made with self-publishing. Which brings us to our next reason…

2. It can make more money

Publishers take a huge chunk out of the royalties from book sales. Writers who self-publish can retain as much of 70% of the purchase price of their book compared to only between 8-15% from text published by traditional publishers.

3. It puts you in control

Self-publishing is so much quicker than traditional publishing, where the process can sometimes take a year. With self-publishing, once you have done all your copy-editing and cover design, your text can be available within 24 hours, which means you start gaining readers – and income – quickly.

If you think that self-publishing might be right for your work, then why not download our ‘How to Self-Publish an eBook’ diploma course and start your journey to success?

Categories: Writing

Feedback

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

FREE Facebook Ads Training

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW

"I wish someone would just show me where to get started properly with Facebook Ads"

 Does that sound like you? Join our completely FREE online training - perfect if you want to learn how to use Facebook Ads to grow your business. You will learn about ad set up, creating audiences that work, retargeting and writing ad copy that converts. Ideal for both beginners and advanced users of Facebook Ads.