Self publishing

WHY SELF-PUBLISH

Manuscripts and Publishing Houses

You have a manuscript, it has been finely tuned and you know that it is of a high standard and you are ready to be published. You then submitted it through the customary channels but only to have it rejected. Time and time again this continues.

Even if your work is brilliant, the reality is that publishing companies return 99% of manuscripts because they believe they are not suitable for their 'list'. Production costs have continued to rise during recent years so management has to be more cautious in making a commitment towards a new and untried author.

Rejection is not the end of the world. Rejection does not mean your work is not worthy. Frequently it is simply a fact of not being known. Many famous authors began by self-publishing.

Advantages of self-publishing                     

Your dream of publishing becomes a reality.

Self-publishing is the most cost-effective and efficient way to produce your own book.

Self-publishing is the most efficient and profitable way of getting your work to the people who want to buy it.

As a self-publisher, you own all rights to your book—your work belongs to you. If you use a traditional publishing house, they will own all rights. If they lose interest in your book, you will not be able to print additional copies unless you purchase those rights back.

You make your own rules.
You remain in control of the process throughout. A book is a reflection of the author. Self-publishing gives you the final word on the direction of your book.

You decide how many copies you want printed.
You have your work in print and the opportunity to have your name recognised throughout the literary world.

Family historians and autobiographers leave priceless memories to families and friends.
Making money is not the only reason to publish. Sharing what you have learned or leaving a legacy are other admirable motives. A book is an expression of oneself.

You become a successful small business person when you self-publish the right number of books.