Writing a book takes a lot of time and effort. It’s not easy. It requires years of dedication, numerous accounts of research, several months (even years) of sleepless nights, and significant amounts of coffee.
With all this serious effort you’ve put into your work, are you really okay with just sending it to a publisher and hoping for the best? Simply doing so won’t give you the guarantee that they will publish your work. (And let’s face it, most publishers won’t even bother to skim through your work if it’s not brought in by an agent!)
Don’t let your masterpiece go to waste! If you believe that it can touch the hearts of many, then you should consider publishing your piece on your own. It will come with a whole lot of advantages too. Take a look at the benefits we’ve listed down below:
It allows you the full creative authority of your work.
With self-publishing, you’re the boss. You get to decide your own book cover, how your work is worded out, and everything else in between. It’s ALL up to you. Nobody can demand you to do it any other way.
It earns you more financial rewards.
You won’t just get check royalties. Every penny your book earns will go straight to your pocket. It’s the fruit of your labor after all, so why should someone else earn from it? By self-publishing, you gain control of how you want your book to be advertised too! Isn’t that great?
It provides you with easier pricing control.
Of course, you’d have to be reasonable for a start. When you’re just beginning in the industry, you will want to establish a readership first. And to encourage that, a more affordable price tag would be one of your best options. (You can even give friends a discount and earn free advertising by word of mouth!)
It offers you enhanced networking opportunities.
Self-publishing puts you on the frontline of the whole process. As compared to traditional publishing where you only meet with the editor, becoming a self-published author will allow you to come in contact with other like-minded individuals who will gladly support your work.
It grants you the liberty to share your work ASAP.
Getting published traditionally when you don’t have a name in the industry yet is next to impossible. Even if you get lucky, you will still have to wait for years. It’s just not worth it.
But now, you have an option to change that. With self-publishing, you don’t have to waste years. You can put your work right where you want it when you want it. It’s so much easier and convenient! (Who knows, might even become a best-selling author!)
If you’re not sure on how to get started with self-publishing, Bookwhip can help you out. Contact us today. We’ll help you share your work with the rest of the world!