Self-Publishing Secrets -Part I

Nowadays every turn you turn you hear the news about a new Kindle, or a Nook or some other eReader. On the trains people are reading from their iPads and Kindles. It is a great time for technology and for creative people.

The holidays are coming and many people will be giving e-Readers as gifts. That is great for the sellers of e-Readers and those who have a product to sell to those who have an eReader. That is where the publishing companies come in. I cannot begin to tell you the number of frustrated writers there are in America. They are waiting for a contract from some big publishing house and it is yet to happen. Big publishing houses like to go with proven authors. That’s why self-publishing has become so big for the first time author. So self-publishing is big business. Like anything in life it has advantages and disadvantages. One advantage is that within a couple of days you can have a printed copy of your book for proofing.

One disadvantage is that with self-publishing you have a lot to do with the marketing and the sale of your book. Some companies will do this as part of a package. If you have the money it is worth it. You won’t have that headache. If you don’t have the money, then use social media to get the word out. You can also buy a few copies, sell those and then reinvest the profit. Today’s secret is that if you self-publish you have to do a lot of the leg work and you have to pay for it at the same time. Don’t let that stop you. I have a few self-published books and one is now available as an epub book in Apple’s iTunes store. So, don’t give up. There is a secret to everything in life. When you know it- it is no longer a secret. Click on the link