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Self-publishing used to be a last resort for aspiring authors unable to break through the traditional publishing fortress. With the help of vanity presses, those writers took matters into their own hands and brought their books to market, for a fee.

Self-publishing is the fastest growing segment of the publishing industry; authors find it attractive for many reasons. Unlike using traditional publishing companies, self-publishing allows the author to be in control of the entire creative and selling process.

Two Types Of Self-Publishing

One of the most appealing aspects of self-publishing is that it isn’t one-size-fits-all. As your book’s publisher, you can choose just how many services and technologies you’ll utilize. This can be done using either SSP or DIP self-publishing methods.

  1. Supported Self Publishing (SSP): This method provides you with nearly all services and resources in the publishing process.
  2. Do-It-Yourself Publishing (DIY): With DIY, you are responsible for all aspects of publishing and marketing your book.

Regardless of which model you choose, there are quantifiable benefits to self-publishing, as I illustrated in my book Self-Publishing Successfully. This book helps the unpublished aspiring writer quit the long queue of traditional publishing and instantly kick start a successful writing career with self publishing packages.

6 Reasons to Self-Publish Your Book

 1. You Just Might Strike It Rich

Self-publishing offers the potential for huge profits. No longer do you have to share profit and percent royalty with your publisher. For those who use creativity, persistence, and sound business sense, money is there to be made. Get a copy of Emeka Nobis’ Your Book Must Sell.

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 2. You Can Be Your Own Boss

Self-publishing can be the road to independence. Ever asked yourself what motivates entrepreneurs to launch their own businesses? Most want to be their own bosses. More personal freedom is the second most important reason. But most dream of becoming self-employed. You can turn that dream into reality.

Becoming a self-publisher also provides a helpful tax shelter. After forming your own company and meeting certain requirements, you can write off a portion of your home and deduct some expenses related to writing and to marketing, such as automobile, travel, and entertainment costs. Always check current tax regulations and restrictions.

 3. You Get to Move at Your Own Pace

Another advantage is that you can begin your business on a part-time basis while keeping your day job. Why risk your livelihood until you’ve refined your publishing activities and worked out any bugs?

Regardless of which model you choose, there are quantifiable benefits to self-publishing, as I illustrated in my book Self-Publishing Successfully. This book helps the unpublished aspiring writer quit the long queue of traditional publishing and instantly kick start a successful writing career with self publishing packages.

 4. You Maintain Control of Your Work

In self-publishing, you guide every step. You’ll have the cover you like, the typeface you choose, the title you want, and the ads you decide to place. Your decision is final. Nothing is left in the hands of an editor or publicist who has dozens (or hundreds) of other books to worry about. You maintain absolute control over your own book. (Along with this advantage, however, comes the fact that you also get stuck doing everything.)

5. You Can Be the First to Market

Privately publishing your work also gives you the advantage of speed. As a self-publishers, you can set the ball rolling as soon as you desire. No need to wait for your publishers to make up their minds before you launch into the deep.

 6. You Can Create a Springboard to Traditional Publishing

Once the marketability of your book has been proven, traditional publishers will be eager to take it off your hands. Buy Self-Publishing Successfully.

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Jaachi Anyatonwu
Jaachi Anyatonwu is a poet, editor, and publisher living in the suburbs of Aba. He is the author of numerous poetry chapbooks and collections, and the Editor-In-Chief of Poemify Publishers Inc. Jaachi is passionate about discovering new voices and mentoring emerging poets. He is also a fierce advocate for the boy child and sexually molested.

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