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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?

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