I have begun the final stages of proofreading my first book that I intend to have published and ready for the market by October 1, 2016. I have decided to Self-Publish. Because Self-Publishing is still a rather new way to pursue publishing, I plan to create an in-depth guide that will detail my process toward self-publishing. Perhaps I can lighten someone else’s load. By the way, I have started another blog Juxtapositions Press, where I plan to market the book myself. I felt like I needed a .com web address for the upcoming book: www.juxtapositionspress.com
Self-Publishing Is Worthy of Considering as a First Choice for Publishing
For many years, I have been procrastinating about submitting anything to traditional publishers to be published. I am actually beginning to think that this might not be a bad thing. Until recently, I had not given serious consideration to self-publishing and had believed that it was the route that the less serious and less successful writer might take. More recent research has proven that not to be the case for the 21st-Centry Writer–especially for writers of books that are primarily text.
Self-Publishing Is Not Expensive
I recently attended a Self-Publishing Workshop and reviewed the costs for self-publishing. I will provide more specific details about this later, but I was told that a writer could publish a 100-page book with 10 photos for under $500.00. I was told that this was Amazon’s price, and of course, Amazon becomes the market place and also does the shipping.
Writers Are Expected to Do the Marketing of Their Books Themselves Now
Everything available on the subject says that even when writers publish through the traditional publishing houses, they are expected to do their own marketing now. That is the reason that many writers blog. Blogging is a way to create a writing platform or a name for oneself. If a person has marketed himself anyway, he may as well reap the profit for his efforts.
Traditional Publishers Get Most of a Writer’s Profits for the Writer’s Books
Self-Published Writers Keep Most of the Profits for Themselves & They Also Keep Their Copyrights
I’ll begin to share the best process for self-publishing.
In the meantime, get busy writing your own blog posts and get ready to move to the next level of your writing career.
©Jacki Kellum July 26, 2015
P.S. I made this cute little video in PowToons. It is a free way to get yourself noticed on YouTube, and that is simply part of the game.