Stages of Writing: Post 7 (Self-Publishing)

Great article on self publishing!

Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors

In this video, Janet Syas Nitsick and I talk about the pros and cons of self-publishing.

First, the cons:

1. You have to take care of everything yourself.

Whether it’s formatting, editing, cover design, publishing, keeping record of your earnings, etc, you are doing it all on your own. Now, you can hire people to help you with these things, but ultimately, this is all up to you. No one is going to hold your hand and do it for you.

2. You have to be careful with bookkeeping.

While publishers keep track of sales and hand out royalty statements, if you self-publish your book, you will need to be diligent in keeping track of your earnings. Another thing you need to keep track of is your expenses. You are a small business owner, and you happen to be your own publisher. So you need to think like a publisher…

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